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Earth airplanes animals birds boats books buildings cars christmas cityscapes computers faces hands hearts industrial insects landmark landscape love machinery mountains music people plants portrait relationships robots science skeleton space technology time transport travel trees

techniques / style

abstract architectural collage digital exploded diagram hand drawn line mixed media pixel printmaking technical

Quantum Computing / IEEE Magazine

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Twinkle Twinkle by Stephen Marche / Wired Magazine

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Industry 4.0 / Global Big 4 professional services firm

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Animal Icons / Foreign Policy Magazine

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Semiconductor / Foreign Policy

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Nintendo Labo / Fast Company

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VR Goggles / Deloitte


Instrumental Opener / University of Chicago

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Biochmedical Engineering / Tufts University


Box / Deloitte


Microhomes / Modus Magazine


Putting Technology into Practice / Economia

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Mensch Maschine, Motive 1 / Lamborghini Magazine




Brain Surgery / PSH Moralzentrum

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What Blockchain Could Do / Proto Magazine

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Global Islamism / Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung


Bus Stop / CNET

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Chemical Engineering / Tufts University


Candle / Royal Society of Chemistry

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Love Stories by Colm Tóibín / The New Yorker

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Aerial View / OTC Limited

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In the Future, AI's Will Design Our Wireless Signals / IEEE Spectrum

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Der Neue Mensch, Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung / Federal Agency for Civic Education


Modern Marvels by Ian Sherr / CNET Magazine, Opener

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Bader Rutter

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Jungle, The Origin of Mathematics / New Scientist

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Regulating Technology / Centre for International Governance Innovation


Propublica's Year In (Mostly) Visual Journalism

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The Limits of Science / Psychologie Heute

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Sweet Spot / Entrepreneur Magazine

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Das Versprechen der Leistung, Spread 1 / Psychologie Heute

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What Makes Us Who We Are? / New Humanist

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What Blockchain Could Do / Proto Magazine


Smoker’s Lounge / Büchergilde Gutenberg


Cyber-Crime / TÜV Süd

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Colossus / Calendar Sheet

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Die Grenzen des Wissens / Pyschologie Heute

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Degrees of Separation / Aircraft Interiors

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Was wäre wenn … / Edison Magazine

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Fire Insurance / Berliner Sparkasse

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How to Take Breaks / Entrepreneur Magazine

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Outer Limits / Men’s Health

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Der Neue Mensch / Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung


Ikone / Fig. 1


Ikone / Fig. 2

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Urban World, The Origin of Mathematics / New Scientist


Univers, Time Travel / Lufthansa Magazine

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Time Zones by Marc Bielefeld / Lufthansa Magazine



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A Microscope to Save the World, Portrait of Manu Prakash / The New Yorker

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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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Lumpi, Heart of A Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov / Büchergilde Gutenberg

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Filipp Filippowisch, Heart of A Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov / Büchergilde Gutenberg

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California Screaming by Nathan Heller / The New Yorker

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N.K.W., Heart of A Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov / Büchergilde Gutenberg

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Bufett, Heart of A Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov / Büchergilde Gutenberg

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Surgery, Heart of A Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov / Büchergilde Gutenberg

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Celebral Hemisphere, Heart of A Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov / Büchergilde Gutenberg


Brain / The Secret Diaries of Dr. Frankenstein


Belka / 3x3 Annual


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Surgeon Tools / The Secret Diaries of Dr. Frankenstein

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Broken Glass Bulb, Heart of A Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov / Büchergilde Gutenberg

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Clocks / Lufthansa Magazine

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Terra Incognita / Associazione Culturale Tapirulan

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How to Give Bad News / Entrepreneur Magazine

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Beautiful Girl by Tobias Wolff / The New Yorker and GQ Italy

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My Old Flame by Joshua Ferris / The New Yorker

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The Zelmenyaners by Moyshe Kulbak / Die Andere Bibliothek

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Christmas Card


Imposture / Literaturhaus Stuttgart

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Face / Postcard


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 / Notebook 1


Robot Portrait / 3x3 Annual


π-Casso / 1st Phase, Mundi Machinarum

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Drei Gleichen / Ministry of Finance, Germany


Electric Brain

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The Money Issue 7 / The New Yorker

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The Money Issue 4 / The New Yorker

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The Money Issue / The New Yorker


Christian Gralingen was born in Essen (Germany) and now lives and works as an Art Director and Illustrator, as well as teaching Illustraiton and Communication Design, 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:

Bader & Rutter, The New Scientist, BBDO, Wired, Brew Dog, 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, TÜV-Süd Magazine, CNET.

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. He has been awarded the Indigo Design Award 2020 (Graphic Designer of the Year and Gold Award, was inclided in the 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide 2018/19 by Lürzer’s Archive, Hiii Illustration 2017 (Best of the Best and Jury Award), Chairman of the 3x3 Illustration Illustration Show 2020 and was nominated for a World Illustration Award, AOI.

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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