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About Robert Nippoldt : Robert Nippoldt (born 1977) grew up in Kranenburg on the Lower Rhine. After secondary school, the son of a judge took a wrong turn with law studies before finding his way to Münster in the summer of 1999 to study graphics and illustration at the University of Applied Sciences. His degree project, “Gangster. The Bosses of Chicago”, immediately found its way to a publisher; Nippoldt thereafter focused his work on art books. Following two years’ work, his next book project, “Jazz: The Roaring Twenties in New York” was published in the fall of 2007. Stiftung Buchkunst selected it as the 2007’s most beautiful German book. The last part of the trilogy, “Hollywood in the 30s”, was published in 2010. Nippoldt’s art has been featured in numerous exhibitions, including Berlin, Darmstadt, Essen, Frankfurt, Leipzig and Munich. His daring book projects teach both him and his publishers the meaning of fear. When he’s not snorkeling or trying to tune his guitar, he’s probably sketching in his studio at Münster’s converted freight depot.
STATEMENT OF ART:
I love interesting perspectives, a precise setting of light and shadow and an interaction between illustration and typography.

EDUCATION:
2004, Diploma in Graphics and Illustration, University of Applied Sciences, Muenster, Germany

EXPERIENCE:
Illustrated books for Gerstenberg, TASCHEN, Büchergilde Gutenberg
Editorial illustrations for The New Yorker, TIME Magazine Departures, Le Monde, Die ZEIT, Mercedes, Deutsche Bahn, Apollo Theatre, ...

PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS:
2006-2013 Solo exhibitions in Germany, Switzerland and Spain

AWARDS:
Mar. 2014 D&AD
Jan. 2014 Best American Infographic, New York
Jun. 2012 Nomination for the German Design Award, Frankfurt
Jul. 2011 German Designer Club Award, Frankfurt
Jun. 2011 Red Dot Design Award, Essen
Jan. 2010 “Cinema Book of the Year” Award, German Film Archives, Berlin
May 2009 German Record Critics' Award, Berlin
Jun. 2008 Nominated for the German Design Prize, Berlin
May 2008 European Design Award, Stockholm
Jan. 2008 Stiftung Buchkunst Award: Germany’s Most Beautiful Book, Frankfurt
Sep. 2007 Illustrative Award: One of Europe’s Most Beautiful Books, Berlin
Jun. 2006 Red Dot Design Award, Essen
Sep. 2005 German Designer Club Award, Frankfurt

PRESS APPEARANCES:
Spiegel, ZDF, Rolling Stone, 3Sat, ZEIT, WDR, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Zuercher Zeitung, Deutschlandradio, FAZ, ARTE, The Independent, MANHATTAN Magazine, Sunday Express, BBC

BOOKS:
“Hollywood in the Thirties”, TASCHEN, 2014
“Jazz. New York in the Roaring Twenties”, TASCHEN 2013
»Gangsters. The Bosses of Chicago« , Gerstenberg, 2005

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
German (Native)
English (ok)

CLIENTELE:
The New Yorker, LeMonde, TIME magazine (Departures), ZEIT, Gerstenberg Verlag, Büchergilde Gutenberg, Bearfamily Records, Mare, Dumont Verlag, JazzThing, Sophiensäle Berlin, AIDA, Deutsche Bahn, Apollo Theater New York, Jacoby & Stuart, Pentagram, Vanity Fair, Mercedes, TASCHEN, …

WEB SITE:
www.nippoldt.de

REGISTRATION DATE:
2014-02-20 00:39:21

COUNTRY:
Germany

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by Robert Nippoldt


Jazz Book

Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Graphics and Visual Communication Design Category in 2013
Robert Nippoldt for Taschen

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