Christoph Niemann is probably best known for his distinctive covers for the New Yorker, Newsweek, Wired and the New York Times Magazine . After 12 years in New York City he has recently decamped to Berlin. He isn’t a big fan of using other people’s images, being a selfconfessed ‘control freak and copyright enthusiast’. He also admits to being a ‘terrible photographer’. When he began a series of blog posts called Abstract City for the New York Times website, he used a combination of drawing, painting and real objects to illustrate his witty and poignant observations on diverse subjects ranging from the Berlin Wall to insomnia. ...

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