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April 24th, 2018

Design: Christoph Niemann’s “Trompe-l’Oeil”

March 26 2018 | Written By Françoise Mouly for Yellowtrace
Christoph Niemann’s “Trompe-l’Oeil”
(Above: Christoph Neimann’s latest cover for The New Yorker’s Mind Issue)

 
The artist Christoph Niemann’s latest cover, for the Mind Issue, winks at you when it’s displayed on a digital device. Bringing a drawing to life isn’t new for Niemann: in 2014, he drew The New Yorker’s first gif cover, which saw raindrops slipping down a windshield on a stormy day. Since then, he’s used the cover as a departure point for an interactive tennis match, a virtual forest, and more, each experiment a freshening of the form. Niemann, who’s based in Berlin, recently sat down to discuss his work on adding movement to still images.

Read more about it on The New Yorker

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Neimann at his studio in Berlin. “The idea of an augmented or virtual reality is inherent in any drawing,” he says. “If you create a world on paper, you create a window.” Photograph by Maxime Ballesteros

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One of Niemann’s examples of animated covers have been gifs, seen above.

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One of Neimann’s cover “Coffee Break”

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