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December 26, 2008 1:04 AM   Subscribe

Christoph Niemann illustrates: his sons' obsession with the NYC subway (previously), bathroom tile art, New York cheat sheets, and his experiences with coffee (illustrated with coffee on napkins). Check out his excellent portfolio of illustrations and don't miss the ones on illustrating. You can see Niemann talk a bit about his work here.
posted by parudox (18 comments total) 40 users marked this as a favorite

 
I just got up, but I very much doubt I'll read a sentence all day that will make me as happy as "Lower or higher poking doesn’t yield reliable results." Great post.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 6:29 AM on December 26, 2008


At least he wasn't in jail when he made the coffee illustrations.
posted by cjorgensen at 6:45 AM on December 26, 2008


These are great. Thank you! I especially like the post about his sons' subway obsession.
posted by chihiro at 6:57 AM on December 26, 2008


Aww, this is awesome.
posted by Phire at 7:36 AM on December 26, 2008


Yeah, this is great. Especially the coffee series, and the I CONFESS diagram.
posted by roygbv at 7:43 AM on December 26, 2008


Every one of his illustrations is surprisingly entertaining and the captions contain an unexpectedly delightful narrative. Loved your post. Thanks parudox.
posted by nickyskye at 7:55 AM on December 26, 2008


the boys and the subway is really great
posted by Flood at 8:05 AM on December 26, 2008


This was fun, thanks. The subway one was so brilliant, I feel like I can picture those little subway-obsessed boys in my mind's eye.
posted by lunasol at 8:45 AM on December 26, 2008


A chaperone on one of Arthur’s school trips told me something he overheard when all the kids were neatly lined up in rows of two. The girl holding Arthur’s hand asked him, “Have you heard of Peter Pan?” “No,” he replied, “have you heard of Metro North?”

awesome-
posted by localhuman at 9:05 AM on December 26, 2008


Awesome, nice post!
posted by rosswald at 9:11 AM on December 26, 2008


This is wonderful. The boys getting their own subway bathroom made me "awwww."
posted by grapefruitmoon at 9:44 AM on December 26, 2008


Yah, that piece on editorial illustration sums up why I got out of that quick. An eternity drawing piggy banks, hearts, and men in business suits.
posted by The Whelk at 9:55 AM on December 26, 2008


Yah, that piece on editorial illustration sums up why I got out of that quick. An eternity drawing piggy banks, hearts, and men in business suits.

You gotta admit, he makes do.
posted by seagull.apollo at 12:06 PM on December 26, 2008


My favorite from the subway obsession link:

When your child cries in public, it is usually an uncomfortable situation. Once, we needed to get home quickly from Chambers Street, and I told Gustav that we had to take whichever blue train came next. The A train pulled in, and Gustav (who had been hoping for the C) started throwing a fit. However, the other passengers in the car gave me warm smiles. I guess they hadn’t seen that many 3-year-olds sobbing, “Local…I want the local.”
posted by jamjam at 12:57 PM on December 26, 2008


This guy is great fun.
posted by pointilist at 2:43 PM on December 26, 2008


The subway kids were great, although I've never known of children to be that obsessed about something. Not sure if it is weird or not...
posted by davidstandaford at 4:40 PM on December 26, 2008


The subway kids were great, although I've never known of children to be that obsessed about something. Not sure if it is weird or not...

Nope. I nanny for two kids, ages 2 & 5. The younger is OBSESSED with Elmo. The elder is OBSESSED with Disney Princesses. These kinds of obsessions are totally normal for kids, they just don't usually take the form of being obsessed with public transportation.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 7:25 AM on December 27, 2008


Aww, I loved these! Thanks.
posted by vytae at 12:19 PM on December 29, 2008


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