A Manifesto by Christoph Niemann 10 rules for drawing from the acclaimed illustrator

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If you’ve eyed a copy of The New Yorker, National Geographic, or The New York Times Magazine, you’ve likely come across Christoph Niemann’s watercolor and ink illustrations, which range from impressionistic travel scenes to clever conceptual drawings. Here he shares the 10 rules that guide his drawing practice.

Christoph Niemann is an artist, author and animator. His work appears regularly on the covers of The New Yorker, National Geographic and The New York Times Magazine. His art has been subject to numerous museum retrospectives. He created The New Yorker’s first Augmented Reality Cover as well as a hand drawn 360 degree VR animation for the magazine’s US Open issue. Clients include Hermés, Google, LAMY, and The Museum of Modern Art.

 Niemann is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale. In 2010, he was inducted into the Art Directors Club Hall Of Fame. He is the author of several books and his work is subject of an episode of “Abstract”, an original Netflix series.

Manifesto is a series on WePresent which invites activists and creatives with something to say to write 10 rules to live by, in order to help spread their message. The poster design on this page was created by Day Shift Office.