Without realizing it, you're fluent in the language of pictures. Illustrator Christoph Niemann takes you on a hilarious visual tour that shows how artists tap into our emotions and minds to speak volumes without saying a word.
Niemann believes all people are bilingual, “fluent in the language of reading images,” and most of our fluency comes organically. Enjoy his talk recorded at TED2018 on April 13, 2018, in Vancouver.
Why You Should Listen
Christoph Niemann is the master of the deceptively simple. His work - which often combines line drawing or brushwork with physical objects, or eschews drawing altogether in favor of LEGO - has appeared on the covers of the New Yorker, WIRED and the New York Times Magazine and has won many awards. He has drawn live from the Venice Art Biennale and the Olympic Games in London, and he has sketched the New York City Marathon - while running it. He created the New Yorker's first augmented reality cover as well as a hand-drawn 360-degree VR animation for the magazine's US Open issue.