Travelling on trains with kids

Illustrator Christoph Niemann’s new New York Times blog grabbed attention when he added these illustrations of subway travel with his sons.

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Illustrator Christoph Niemann’s new blog at the New York Times created a frenzy of attention when he published these illustrations of travelling with his sons on the subway. “I have always been very reluctant to have even the hint of my personal life enter my drawings. However, when I started talking about doing a blog, I realised that in order to succeed, the stories would have to be personal. My biggest concern was to avoid saying ‘Look at my kids, they are sooo special’. Instead I tried to find that little detail of our lives that makes us happy, and that a lot of other people can relate to,” explained Niemann, still somewhat surprised by the attention. Website: