(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
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
One of Niemann’s examples of animated covers have been gifs, seen above.
One of Neimann’s cover “Coffee Break”
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