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28.12.2010

 

I LEGO® New York, Christoph Niemann loves NYC - and we love Christoph Niemann

Christoph Niemann is a designer and illustrator and many are familiar with his works through the covers of the New Yorker, Newsweek and numerous other small works of literature art. Now, he has completely reinterpreted his affinity for New York and created 'I LEGO® New York'. Arguably, the most creative ode to a city we have come across in a while!

Using his mature and subtle humour, Niemann recreated scenes of everyday life in the Big Apple. There is the Lego Statue of Liberty, a Nathan's Lego Hot Dog and Donald Trump's Lego haircut, the car convoys in front of the Lego Holland Tunnel and Lego Cream Cheese with spring onions.

Due to the fact that many motifs will only make sense to die-hard New Yorkers, the book comes with a detailed introduction, which will surely prove handy to many locals as well.

The German version of the book is published by Knesebeck Verlag and the English version is available online here.

After eleven years, Christop Niemann and his family moved to Berlin. We are looking forward to seeing what he will discover in the new Metropolis and will keep you posted.

FYI, the word Lego is derived from the Danish expression 'Leg Godt', which translates to 'Play Well'. The Danish company was founded in 1932 by carpenter Ole Kirk Christiansen and was initially founded to manufacture wooden toys.

In 1934, he came up with the Lego name. The principal stockholder of Lego is Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, grandson of the company's founder.


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I LEGO® NEW YORK by Christoph Niemann

I LEGO® NEW YORK by Christoph Niemann

I LEGO® NEW YORK by Christoph Niemann

I LEGO® NEW YORK by Christoph Niemann

I LEGO® NEW YORK by Christoph Niemann

I LEGO® NEW YORK by Christoph Niemann

I LEGO® NEW YORK by Christoph Niemann

I LEGO® NEW YORK by Christoph Niemann