The Daily Grind of Illustration

In conjunction with <i>Tear-Sheet: The daily grind of illustration</i>

November 5, 2013

In conjunction with Tear-Sheet: The daily grind of illustration, the Philip Feldman Gallery + Project Space presents a public conversation with Nicholas Blechman and Christoph Niemann.

Nicholas Blechman, illustrator and Art Director of The New York Times Book Review will be in conversation with Berlin-based author and illustrator Christoph Niemann about the ups, the downs, currant trends and gossip in illustration today.

Nicholas Blechman is an internationally recognized illustrator, designer and art director, based in New York. His award winning illustrations have appeared in GQ, Travel + Leisure, Wired, and The New Yorker. He is currently the Art Director of The New York Times Book Review. Since 1990, Blechman has published, edited, and designed the award winning political underground magazine NOZONE, featured in the Smithsonian Institution’s Design Triennial. He has taught design at School of Visual Arts and illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Blechman co-authors a series of limited edition illustration books, One Hundred Percent, with Christoph Niemann. His latest project is the children’s book Night Light.

Christoph Niemann is an illustrator, graphic designer, and author. His work has appeared on the covers The New Yorker, Time, Wired, The New York Times Magazine, and American Illustration, and has won awards from AIGA, the Art Directors Club, and The Lead Awards. Since July 2008, Niemann has been writing and illustrating the whimsical Abstract City, a New York Times blog, renamed Abstract Sunday in 2011, when the blog’s home became The New York Times Magazine. For his column he draws and writes essays about politics, the economy, art and modern life. He has drawn live from the Venice Art Biennale, the Olympic Games in London, The 2012 Republican Convention and he has drawn the New York City Marathon — while actually running it. Niemann is the author of many books, most recently Abstract City.

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