Friday, September 5, 2014

The Talented Mr Niemann

Niemann's Controversial New Yorker Cover
Showing a Flowering Cherry Tree Following
the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, and a
Self-Portrait for Die Zeit Magazin  
Christoph Niemann is an award winning illustrator and graphic designer who is best known for his covers on The New Yorker, Die Zeit Magzin, and The New York Times Magazine. He's one of the world's most sought-after illustrators, and an exhibition of his work is currently showing at the Stiftung Mercator until December 12, 2014. The exhibition's theme of political communication is a subject close to Niemann's heart. By his own admission he's a political and news junkie that carries over into his work. I've always admired his paintings, and his creations are not only beautifully rendered but thought-provoking. 


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