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Urban World, The Origin of Mathematics / New Scientist

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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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Das Versprechen der Leistung, Spread 1 / Psychologie Heute

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Der Neue Mensch / Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung

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Industry 4.0 / Global Big 4 professional services firm

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Was wäre wenn … / Edison Magazine

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Quantum Computing / IEEE Magazine

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Microhomes / Modus Magazine

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Propublica's Year In (Mostly) Visual Journalism

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Outer Limits / Men’s Health

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Ikone / Fig. 1

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

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How to Give Bad News / Entrepreneur Magazine

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How to Take Breaks / Entrepreneur Magazine

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Sweet Spot / Entrepreneur Magazine

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Twinkle Twinkle by Stephen Marche / Wired Magazine

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Fire Insurance / Berliner Sparkasse

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Modern Marvels by Ian Sherr / CNET Magazine, Opener

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Bus Stop / CNET

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Nintendo Labo / Fast Company

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Degrees of Separation / Aircraft Interiors

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Bader Rutter

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Global Islamism / Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung

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Aerial View / OTC Limited

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Brain Surgery / PSH Moralzentrum

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Candle / Royal Society of Chemistry

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Box / Deloitte

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VR Goggles / Deloitte

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Biochmedical Engineering / Tufts University

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Chemical Engineering / Tufts University

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Animal Icons / Foreign Policy Magazine

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Semiconductor / Foreign Policy

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What Makes Us Who We Are? / New Humanist

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Regulating Technology / Centre for International Governance Innovation

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Discoverer

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Putting Technology into Practice / Economia

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Die Grenzen des Wissens / Pyschologie Heute

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Instrumental Opener / University of Chicago

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What Blockchain Could Do / Proto Magazine

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

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What Blockchain Could Do / Proto Magazine

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The Limits of Science / Psychologie Heute

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

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HomoMachina

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Christmas Card

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Time Zones by Marc Bielefeld / Lufthansa Magazine

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Univers, Time Travel / Lufthansa Magazine

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Imposture / Literaturhaus Stuttgart

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Mensch Maschine, Motive 1 / Lamborghini Magazine

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Portraits / Notebook 1

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

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The Secret Diaries of Dr. Frankenstein

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Colossus / Calendar Sheet

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Cave Canem / Büchergilde Gutenberg

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Clocks / Lufthansa Magazine

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Spinnennetz / Maxim Gorki Theatre

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

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Cyber-Crime / TÜV Süd

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The Money Issue / The New Yorker

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California Screaming by Nathan Heller / The New Yorker

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The Adolescents by Rachel Kushner / The New Yorker

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TV by Miranda July / The New Yorker

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Love Stories by Colm Tóibín / The New Yorker

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Robot's Wedding / Society of Illustrators

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Enigma / Slanted Magazine

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

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Robot Portrait / 3x3 Annual

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Belka / 3x3 Annual

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

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

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

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Surgeon Tools / The Secret Diaries of Dr. Frankenstein

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Brain / The Secret Diaries of Dr. Frankenstein

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Cat / Büchergilde Gutenberg

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π-Casso / 1st Phase, Mundi Machinarum

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Synapses

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Smoker’s Lounge / Büchergilde Gutenberg

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Aeronaut / 3x3 Annual

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Ikone / Fig. 2

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Terra Incognita / Associazione Culturale Tapirulan

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Drei Gleichen / Ministry of Finance, Germany

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Postfahrzeug

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My Old Flame by Joshua Ferris / The New Yorker

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Electric Brain

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Face / Postcard

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The Zelmenyaners by Moyshe Kulbak / Die Andere Bibliothek

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Jungle, The Origin of Mathematics / New Scientist

Biography

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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