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Christian Gralingen
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advertising colour design editorial publishing subject techniques / style


advertising posters


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lettering maps pattern stamp


editorial illustrative journalism


book covers publishing


Earth aeroplanes animals birds boats books buildings cars christmas cityscapes education faces hands hearts housing insects love machinery money mountains music people plants portrait relationships religion robots science skeleton skies space technology time travel trees

techniques / style

abstract architectural collage digital hand drawn line mixed media pixel printmaking technical
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Wired / Twinkle Twinkle

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Kolosse / Calendar 2

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Love Stories by Colm Tóibín / The New Yorker


TÜV Süd / Cyber-Crime

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New Scientist Urban World

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Entrepreneur Magazine How to Take Breaks

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Entrepreneur Magazine Sweet Spot


Universe / Luthansa Magazine


Büchergilde Gutenberg

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Mensch Maschine / Lamborghini Magazine

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Time Zones / Lufthansa Magazine

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Manu Prakash / The New Yorker

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New Scientist Jungle

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TV by Miranda July / The New Yorker

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The Adolescents by Rachel Kushner / The New Yorker

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Heart of A Dog by Mickhail Bulgakov 14

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Heart of a Dog / Büchergilde Gutenberg

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California Screaming / The New Yorker

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Heart of A Dog by Mickhail Bulgakov 28

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Heart of A Dog by Mickhail Bulgakov 10

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Heart of A Dog by Mickhail Bulgakov 15

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Heart of A Dog by Mickhail Bulgakov


Ikone / Illustrative


Gehirn / The Secret Diaries of Dr. Frankenstein


Belka / 3x3 Annual


The Secret Diaries of Dr. Frankenstein


Werkzeug / The Secret Diaries of Dr. Frankenstein

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Heart of A Dog by Mickhail Bulgakov 7

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Kolosse / Calendar 2

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Clocks / Lufthansa Magazine

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Associazione Culturale Tapirulan / Terra Incognita

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Entrepreneur Magazine How to Give Bad News

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Beautiful Girl / GQ Italy

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My Old Flame by Joshua Ferris / The New Yorker

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The Zelmenyaners by Moyshe Kulbak

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Christmas Card


Hochstapeln / Poster Literaturhaus Stuttgart

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Face Card


Cave Canem / Büchergilde Gutenberg


Cat / Büchergilde Gutenberg

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Robot's Wedding / Society of Illustrators




Enigma / Slanted Magazine


Spinnennetz / Maxim Gorki Theatre


Aeronaut / 3x3 Annual

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Portraits / Heft 1


Robot Portrait / 3x3 Annual


π-Casso 1

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Ministry of Finance / Germany Die drei Gleichen / Postage stamp


Electric Brain

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Ministry of Finance / Germany Hirten auf dem Feld / Postage stamp

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The Money Issue / The New Yorker

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The Money Issue 6 / The New Yorker

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The Money Issue 2 / The New Yorker


Christian Gralingen was born in Essen (Germany) and now lives and works as an Art Director and Illustrator in Berlin. He has a diploma in Communication Design from the University Duisburg-Essen (Folkwang). His client list includes design agencies, publishing houses, magazines, academic institutions and foundations.

His aesthetics have many influences but are particularly inspired by the imagery of scientific publications, construction plans and technical drawings.

References and previous clients include:
Anna B. Design, Büchergilde Gutenberg, Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, Condé Nast, Die Andere Bibliothek, Gruner + Jahr, GQ Magazine, Hertie School of Governance, Hertie Stiftung, Lamborghini Magazine, Literaturhaus Stuttgart, Lufthansa Magazine, Ministry of Finance (Germany), Ogilvy, Rotes Kreuz, Slanted Magazine, The New Yorker, Territory, TÜV-Süd Magazine

Christian’s work has been recognised by 3x3, The Art Directors Club Germany, American Illustration, Freistil, Joseph Binder Award, The Society of Illustrators and The Type Directors Club. He was one of the judges of the 3x3 Illustration Annual 2015.

Christian is part of the creative collective "The Hof" located in the centre of Berlin. "The Hof" is an art space and also an association of designers, illustrators, photographers and copywriters.

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