The German artist Christoph Niemann’s New Yorker Cover story is simply beautiful:
“When I arrived in New York for the first time, it was pouring, maybe that’s why, to my mind, there’s no place on earth where being stuck in traffic on a rainy day is more beautiful.”
Christoph Niemann (born 1970 in Waiblingen, West Germany) is an illustrator, graphic designer, and (co-)author of several books including some children’s books. After his studies in Germany, he moved to New York City in 1997. His work has appeared on the covers of The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine and American Illustration, and has won awards from AIGA, the Art Directors Club and American Illustration.