Illustration for “Architect” magazine. About “BIM” - building information modelling. A new standard so that 3D and 4D models of buildings will not only be used by architects and builders, but over the whole lifecycle of a building, including maintenance and demolishing. At the moment there is a struggle, contractors are adopting the standard faster than architects seem to do. Art direction by Alice Ashe.
About two years ago I had collected these color combinations and used them regularly in my illustrations. At least as a starting point - and then, when it did not work, I simply changed what I didn’t like. After I while I started to do it by feel only. This is basically where I am at, although my color decisions seems some time a bit too random to me. It is in a way nice to have a starting point, even if you are then working against it, it is better than starting with nothing.
"Haus" – house. From my 80s portfolio.
Untitled. From my 80s portfolio.
"Baum" – tree. From my 80s portfolio.
"Pflaume" – plum. From my 80s portfolio.
Here is a process-gif for last weekend’s drawing for The New York Times.
An earlier, more realistic approach to this illustration. It helps me to think everything through to the detail, and then strip things away.
This ends the sketch examination series for now. Maybe soon again!
Two sketch pages for this job for The New York Times. Comparatively neat looking, sometimes the early stages are rather hideous. :)
I have a drawing in today’s Neue Zürcher Zeitung’s Equity column for an article about “Peer-to-Peer-lending”. Need a loan? Do not go to the bank, get it crowdfunded instead. Art direction by Catharina Hanreich.
Concept for the Scientific American Mind, about people who cut themselves for pain relief. Final was this one here. Saul Bass FTW!
Concepts for the cover of the French version of “The Spirit Level”. Final ended up being this one here. I like the bottle (“spirit level”, get it?) …