Christoph Niemann


Christoph Niemann (*1970) is an artist, author and animator. His work appears regularly on the covers of The New Yorker, National Geographic and The New York Times Magazine. Niemann’s work has been shown in numerous museum and gallery exhibitions. He has drawn live from the Venice Art Biennale, the Olympic Games in London, and he has sketched the New York City Marathon — while actually running it. He created The New Yorker’s first Augmented Reality Cover as well as a hand drawn 360 degree VR animation for the magazine’s US Open issue. His work is subject of an episode of Abstract, an original Netflix series. Clients include Hermés, Google, LAMY, and The Museum of Modern Art.

Niemann is the author of several books, including “Pianoforte”, “The Paper”, “Hopes and Dreams”, “Sunday Sketching”, "Souvenir" and Words”, a visual dictionary for children. With Jon Huang he created the kids’ apps PETTING ZOO and CHOMP. He is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale and in 2010, he was inducted into the Art Directors Club Hall Of Fame. 

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