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Christian Gralingen
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New Scientist_Signs Of Life.jpg

Signs Of Life / New Scientist

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Industry 4.0 / Global Big 4 professional services firm

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Twinkle Twinkle by Stephen Marche / Wired Magazine

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Alpha Geometry / New York Times


Quantum Computing / IEEE Magazine

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Climate Change 4 / Federal Agency For Civic Education Germany

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Nintendo Labo / Fast Company

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AI Cloud Race / Fortune Magazine

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Climate Change 1 / Federal Agency For Civic Education Germany

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Genetic Fortune Telling / New Scientist Magazine

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Climate Change 8 / Federal Agency For Civic Education Germany

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Key Visual / 3x3 Illustration Exhibition 2024

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The Future Begins / Gruppe Gut

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Dentists / Denver's Mile High Magazine

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Climate Change 5 / Federal Agency For Civic Education Germany

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Google Killer / New York Times


Body / ICL

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The Death of the Humanities / The Chronicle


The Depression, the Brain and the Void / Psychologie Heute


EV Transition / IEEE Spectrum Magazine


The Atlas of Great Journeys


Eve / Personal work

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Atlas of Great Journeys / Welbeck Books

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Discoverer 4 / Carlton Books

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Caravan / Carlton Books

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Altered Reality / Entertainment Weekly

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Climate Change 7 / Federal Agency For Civic Education Germany

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Time / Psychologie Heute

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Eine Herde von Idividuen / Psychologie Heute

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Q&A With Dean / University Of Pennsylvania


E.T.A. Hoffmann / Büchergilde Gutenberg


Intermezzo / E.T.A Hoffman / Büchergilde

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Why The Liberal State / New Statesman

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Bike and Map / Federal Agency for Civic Education

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Micropep / Chemical and Engineering News

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Climate Change 6 / Federal Agency For Civic Education Germany


Landmarks / AOPA

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Fantastic Numbers / New Scientist

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Intelligent Edge / Deloitte


Putting Technology into Practice / Economia

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Zero - The Invention of Nothing / Tricycle Magazine

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Climate Change 2 / Federal Agency For Civic Education Germany


Bus Stop / CNET


Microhomes / Modus Magazine

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10 Start Ups to Watch / Chemical And Engineering News

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Rule Makers / Forbes


Cover / Mare magazine

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Mensch Maschine, Motive 1 / Lamborghini Magazine

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Global Islamism / Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung

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Chemical Engineering / Tufts University

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VR Goggles / Deloitte


Box / Deloitte


Belka / 3x3 Annual

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What Makes Us Who We Are? / New Humanist

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Broken Glass Bulb, Heart of A Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov / Büchergilde Gutenberg

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N.K.W., Heart of A Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov / Büchergilde Gutenberg

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Climate Change 3 / Federal Agency For Civic Education Germany

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TV by Miranda July / The New Yorker

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What Blockchain Could Do / Proto Magazine 1


Instrumental Opener / University of Chicago

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Terra Incognita / Associazione Culturale Tapirulan

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Animal Icons / Foreign Policy Magazine

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Sepion / Chemical and Engineering News

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Travertine / Chemical and Engineering News

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Biotech / Chemical and Engineering News

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Phytolon / Chemical and Engineering News

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Love Stories by Colm Tóibín / The New Yorker


Candle / Royal Society of Chemistry


Brain Surgery / PSH Moralzentrum

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In the Future, AI's Will Design Our Wireless Signals / IEEE Spectrum

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Semiconductor / Foreign Policy

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Biochmedical Engineering / Tufts University



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Der Neue Mensch, Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung / Federal Agency for Civic Education

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Bader Rutter

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Jungle, The Origin of Mathematics / New Scientist

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The Limits of Science / Psychologie Heute

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Das Versprechen der Leistung, Spread 1 / Psychologie Heute

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What Blockchain Could Do / Proto Magazine 2


Smoker’s Lounge / Büchergilde Gutenberg

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Colossus / Calendar Sheet

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Die Grenzen des Wissens / Pyschologie Heute

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Degrees of Separation / Aircraft Interiors

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How to Take Breaks / Entrepreneur Magazine

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Outer Limits / Men’s Health


Ikone / Fig. 1


Ikone / Fig. 2

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Urban World, The Origin of Mathematics / New Scientist


Univers, Time Travel / Lufthansa Magazine

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Time Zones by Marc Bielefeld / Lufthansa Magazine

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A Microscope to Save the World, Portrait of Manu Prakash / The New Yorker

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Lumpi, Heart of A Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov / Büchergilde Gutenberg

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Filipp Filippowisch, Heart of A Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov / Büchergilde Gutenberg

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California Screaming by Nathan Heller / The New Yorker

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Bufett, Heart of A Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov / Büchergilde Gutenberg

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Surgery, Heart of A Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov / Büchergilde Gutenberg

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Celebral Hemisphere, Heart of A Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov / Büchergilde Gutenberg


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Surgeon Tools / The Secret Diaries of Dr. Frankenstein

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Clocks / Lufthansa Magazine

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The Zelmenyaners by Moyshe Kulbak / Die Andere Bibliothek

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Christmas Card


Imposture / Literaturhaus Stuttgart

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Face / Postcard


Cave Canem / Büchergilde Gutenberg

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Robot's Wedding / Society of Illustrators


Spinnennetz / Maxim Gorki Theatre


Aeronaut / 3x3 Annual


π-Casso / 1st Phase, Mundi Machinarum

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Drei Gleichen / Ministry of Finance, Germany


Christian Gralingen was born in Essen (Germany) and now lives and works as an Art Director and Illustrator, as well as teaching Illustraiton and Communication Design, in Berlin. He has a diploma in Communication Design from the University Duisburg-Essen (Folkwang). His client list includes design agencies, publishing houses, magazines, academic institutions and foundations.

His aesthetics have many influences but are particularly inspired by the imagery of scientific publications, construction plans and technical drawings.

References and previous clients include:

Bader & Rutter, The New Scientist, BBDO, Wired, Brew Dog, Büchergilde Gutenberg, Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, Condé Nast, Die Andere Bibliothek, Gruner + Jahr, GQ Magazine, Hertie School of Governance, Hertie Stiftung, Lamborghini Magazine, Literaturhaus Stuttgart, Lufthansa Magazine, Ministry of Finance (Germany), Ogilvy, Rotes Kreuz, Slanted Magazine, The New Yorker, TÜV-Süd Magazine, CNET.

Christian’s work has been recognised by 3x3, The Art Directors Club Germany, American Illustration, Freistil, Joseph Binder Award, The Society of Illustrators and The Type Directors Club. He was one of the judges of the 3x3 Illustration Annual 2015. He has been awarded the Indigo Design Award 2020 (Graphic Designer of the Year and Gold Award, was inclided in the 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide 2018/19 by Lürzer’s Archive, Hiii Illustration 2017 (Best of the Best and Jury Award), Chairman of the 3x3 Illustration Illustration Show 2020 and was nominated for a World Illustration Award, AOI.

Christian is part of the creative collective "The Hof" located in the centre of Berlin. "The Hof" is an art space and also an association of designers, illustrators, photographers and copywriters.

Gold Medal, Illustrators 65
Society of Illustrators, New York
Climate Change
Client: Federal Agency for Civic Education