Amongst the numerous things I brought back from my trip to New York last year were some subway souvenirs. So iconic is the New York subway’s system of naming train lines (instantly recognisable by a single letter and a coloured spot), that there is a store devoted to subway memorabilia at Grand Central Station.
Niemann was born in Germany and moved to New York in the nineties. Since that time, his work has taken on a distinctly ‘Big Apple’ flavour and includes a number of children’s books ranging from Subway and New York icons depicted with Lego in I Lego New York to the brilliantly imaginative That’s How (a must-have for kids who see things differently!).
Christoph Niemann’s books are available through Book Depository, which ships to Australia free of charge.