Abstract City by Christoph Niemann

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Each new subject represents a design/illustration challenge to be solved — which he does with style, wit and a wide mastery of materials.
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In July 2008, illustrator and designer Christoph Niemann began Abstract City, a visual blog for the New York Times. His posts were inspired by the desire to re-create simple and everyday observations and stories from his own life that everyone could relate to. In Niemann's hands, mundane experiences such as riding the subway or trying to get a good night's sleep were transformed into delightful flights of visual fancy. The struggle to keep up with housework became a battle against adorable but crafty goblins, and nostalgia about New York manifested in simple but strikingly spot-on LEGO creations. This brilliantly illustrated collection of reflections on modern life includes all 16 of the original blog posts as well as a new chapter created exclusively for the book.
 

About Christoph Niemann

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Christoph Niemann is an award-winning illustrator, designer, and children's book author. He is a regular contributor to the New Yorker, Wired, and the New York Times. He lives in Berlin, Germany.
 
Published April 1, 2012 by Abrams Books. 256 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Computers & Technology, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Lawrence Frascella on Apr 05 2012

Each new subject represents a design/illustration challenge to be solved — which he does with style, wit and a wide mastery of materials.

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