The New York Times
3 spot color offset print
repeat pattern for a wrapping paper
The New Yorker Radio Hour
What effects does the pandemic have on the environment? What can the Coronavirus and the ongoing climate emergency teach us about the other?
13,8×23,5 cm, 20 pages
The concertina book folds out to a 139 cm panorama detailing humanity’s quest to conquer the skies and is published by Nobrow Press.
You can buy it here.
The New Yorker
For The New Yorker Radio Hour Podcast about Life Under Coronavirus Quarantine. Listen to the Podcast here.
für “Guillaume Tell”, eine Oper von Gioachino Rossini
24 × 37 cm
3 color screen print
Edition: 50, signed and numbered
illustrated by Doris Freigofas
“Von einem, der auszog das Fürchten zu lernen” is a modern interpretation of the well-known Grimms’ fairy tale “The Story of the Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was.” In eleven double-page spreads it tells the story of a boy on his way to adulthood, who explores and crosses his own borders in search of himself.
The pictures tell the story without text and try to leave scope for individual interpretation. An extra booklet containing the original text is attached into the jacket flap at the end of the book.
The book was awarded in the international competition “Best Designed Books from all over the World 2010”, it won “Gold” in 3x3 Pro Show, New York and it was rewarded in Picture Book Awards, Korea, among others.
David Remnick and five New Yorker
contributors on what it would
take to remove Trump from office.
Full page comic for The Science Times about the five past mass extinctions that planet Earth has gone through…and the sixth which has already begun.
One animal has survived all mass extinctions: the tardigrade.
Will it also survive us all?
22 × 31 cm
4 spot color offset print
Repeat pattern for NOBROW Magazine N°5.
4 color screen print
Edition: 45, signed and numbered
illustrated by Daniel Dolz
The book is about a boy with his binoculars.
He wears them wherever he goes and from a save distance watches intimate details of his fellow students.
It’s the story of a silent outsider who longs for closeness, appreciation and friendship.
Illustrarte ’16, Lisbon, exhibited
Art Directors Club Germany 2015,
Silver Nail, young talent
International Picture Book Award 2015, South Korea, Encouragement
Buy it at the Frankfurter Grafikbrief.
Coverillustration for The New York Times Book Review about three books on water contamination, fracking and opioids namely “What The Eyes Don’t See” by Mona Hanna-Attisha, “The Poisened City” by Anna Clark and “Dopesick” by Beth Macy.
Coverillustration and several section illustrations
why US government can’t
pay couples to get married
Portrait of the American radical feminist, sociologist and writer Andrea Dworkin.
The New Yorker Radiohour
Theatre in times of the pandemic: Performers on lockdown turn to their smartphones.
The Digital Vigilants Who Hack Back.
American companies that fall victim to data breaches want to retaliate against the culprits. But can they so so without breaking the law?
In 1972, the I.R.A. abducted and “disappeared” Jean McConville,
the mother of ten children, most
of whom were teen-age or younger.
Her case became one of the most
notorious unsolved murders of the
long period of unrest in Northern
Ireland known as the Troubles.
While researching for his new book
“Say Nothing,” Patrick Radden Keefe
stumbled across an overlooked clue.
He’s pretty sure now he knows who
Dads taking a paternity leave.
2015 – 2016
Various Op-Ed illustrations
NYT Notable Opinion Art 2015
Style Mountain Magazine
about mountaineering and finding oneself alone above the clouds
21 × 29 cm
2 color screen print
Edition: 25, signed and numbered
For an exhibition of the German
“Stiftung Illustration” about childhood
at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
by Daniel Dolz
“Children’s noise is the sound of the future.”
by Doris Freigofas
“The children of today are tyrants.
They contradict their parents, spill their
food and tease their teachers.” Sokrates
for a story about the upcoming American Film Market in Santa Monica, and the impact of Chinese investors coming
Will the protests in Hong Kong Bring China to the Breaking Point?
The Trump Administration is undermining a critical visa program that protects victims of human trafficking.
For The New Yorker Radio Hour about Marlon James’ new book “Black Leopard, Red Wolf”.
Leslie Kritzer and Sarah Stiles performing together in Beetlejuice on Broadway.
about four unproduced plays by the artist Fortunato Depero in Rovereto, Italy
The Perils And Possibilities Of Anger.
After centuries of censure, women reconsider the political power of female rage.
Should politics be kept out of sports?
The Washington Post
for a Q&A with the dining columnist
For a piece of Martin Amis on a book tour and his observations in Germany,
that describes the Oktoberfesters juxtaposed in a subtle way with the influx of immigrants.
“Betterball” — using statistics and science to create better baseball.
Russian hackers behind the
2016 attacks on the D.N.C. were
revealed to have targeted
conservative think tanks.
Coverillustration and several inside illustrations
illustrations for NODE Berlin Oslo
toilet icons for HKW Haus der Kulturen Berlin
Bauhaus Now Magazine
2019 is the Year of the Bauhaus
Centenary. We contributed these
two illustrations showing sports
at the Bauhaus and festivals at
the Bauhaus to the magazine.
Thompson was in prison for 18 years and nearly executed for crimes he didn’t commit. His case raises a question: When prosecutors hold all the cards, can any defendant get a fair trial?
A bookcover for “Vingt-Quatre Heures Dans L’Incroyable Bibliotheque De M. Lemoncello”
“He’s 19. She’s 48 and married. When they play doubles tennis, it’s a match.”
9,5×12,5 cm, 24 pages
“Travel is fatal to prejudice” Mark Twain once said. On a trip through Germany he then observed with delight, how devoted the people there recover on Sundays.
“Sonntagsheiligung in Deutschland” was published by Edition Büchergilde. It is part of the series “petits fours”.
The concertina book is an illustrated
factualguide to the history of train
engineering and travel – published by Nobrow.
You can read about the progress of the
making and look behind the scenes
of GOLDEN COSMOS on the Nobrow Blog.
Get your copy here.
about accidentally hitting the ball twice when you’re hitting in thick rough on a golf course
MIT Technology Review
3 spot color print
Illustration for NOBROW Magazine N°2.
“Discipline looks different in a pandemic…”
for the opening ceremony of National Sawdust, a new music venue in an old sawmill in Williamsburg, New York
Radio Hour Podcast about the 50 years Moonlanding
22 x 31 cm
4 spot color offset print
Illustration for NOBROW Magazine N°6.
60 × 37 cm
4 color screenprint
based on a fairy tale by Brothers Grimm
limited edition of 25,
signed and numbered
about utopian communities in the USA
Radio Hour about the special counsel’s Trump-Russia investigation.
edition: 80 sets of 6 postcards,
Coverillustration for The Science Times
The 5G hazard that isn’t.
“How one scientist and his inaccurate chart led to unwarranted fears of wireless technology.”
We made this illustration for The New Yorker Radio Hour Podcast, where the filmmmaker Dream Hampton talks about the abuse accusations and her new documentary “Surviving R.Kelly”.
For a women’s guide to negotiating and facing unique challenges.
Animation: Christian Koll
for an article explaining how animals crossed the Atlantic thousands of years ago
screenprinted with 5 colors
A panorama for 2018 calendar
Book Review Cover
Illustration for a limited edition of Lens Cloths
What is the percentage of women in the gun club, shopping, or in perfumery?
Starting from the debate on a government-regulated rates for women in high management positions, the ZEITmagazin has found out how high is the percentage of women in other fields.
The higher the “women’s quota”, the more magenta in the illustration.
The Rencontres d’Arles
Coverillustration Sunday Review
edition: 25, signed and numbered
A series of 20 matchboxes for an exhibition
“Ein Haus für Immer” with Cristóbal Schmal
in Neonchocolate Gallery, Berlin.
Astrid Holleeder’s crime family.
The sister of a feared, internationally known criminal describes what it was like to turn him in.
Jon Lee Anderson on Jair Bolsonaro’s efforts to legalize mining on indigenous lands. Full podcast here.
3 color screenprint on tote bag
Map of Saxony (Germany) showing
recent events of xenophobia and its countermovement.
Author: Arnaud Roi
A pop up book about pirates!
The International New York Times
59 × 84 cm
2 spot color offset print
New Republic Magazine
How millennial socialists make the case for a kinder politics.
For New Republic Magazine for a review of two new books on socialism, Current Affairs by Nathan Robinson and Jacobin — The Socialist Manifesto by Bhaskar Sunkara.
Doris’ contribution to Spring Magazine N°15 “Work” about the struggles of being a working mother.
on misinformation about global warming
For Radio Hour about the first hearings on gun violence in the USA in eight years.
Coverillustration and 8 inside illustrations
based on stories of people living a double live.
For The New Yorker Radio Hour. The U.S. has the highest rate of incarceration in the world; although the country makes up about five per cent of the global population, it holds nearly a quarter of the world’s prisoners. Full Podcast here.
Illustration for NODE Berlin Oslo
The contribution for a stamp design competition of the German Finance Ministry won second place.
On Paula Modersohn Becker’s 142nd birthday Google remembered her with a Doodle.
Read about her and see some process sketches of our illustration here.
Emma Gonzalez survived the Parkland Shooting and is the leader of the #neveragain movement.
Celebrating 10 years of Nobrow, this extra special edition of the Nobrow magazine
features 70 artists responding to the theme of ‘Studio Dreams’.
We took the theme actually quite literally.
buy the book here
Prepping on a budget.
Editor: Silvia Krysciak
The wall calendar illustrates 24 international holidays and accompanies you through a year of quiet, peaceful, spiritual, festive, hilarious and crazy holidays around the world.
Coverillustration for the
Review Section about US-American
policy towards China
The Euro is dead, long live the Euro!
edition: 100, signed and numbered
Illustration for Golden Cosmos Calendar 2019
Screenprinted with 2 Colors
for an exhibition of a selection of screenprints and Risoprints by Golden Cosmos
at Büchergilde Galerie Hamburg
limited edition of 50
Various illustrations for the Financial Page
For The New Yorker Radio Hour Podcast. David Remnick talks with doctors, journalists, essential workers, and a bioethicist to understand the scope of the pandemic’s damage.
3 color screenprint
found and painted wood
The masks represent the three elements water, air and soil.
They were made for an exhibition showcasing the work of the design studio HORT in Gallery Vallery, Barcelona.
Radio Hour podcast on the Politics of Covid 19. David Remnick speaks with Susan B. Glasser about the bipartisan stimulus bill, the pandemic’s effect on the 2020 Presidential race, and how Trump thinks about public health. Full podcast on The New Yorker Radio Hour Website.
For an essay in The New York Times Sunday Review by Boris Fishman about his memoir “Savage Feast: Three Generations, Two Continents and a Dinner Table”
A successful businessman lost his fortune in a scheme so suspicious that it seemed like a scam. Years later, his daughter confronts the man who took the money.
Radio Hour Podcast about Children’s Books
5 Color Screenprint
Edition of 100
Get your print here.
about the future of children’s books
How do we consume news? Skimming and reading in fragments leaves us less informed. The slow media movement stands for a more selective and focussed way to engage with the news.
Coverillustration for Sunday Review
3 color screen print
edition: 40, signed and numbered
“Glorious Types” is a symbiosis of illustration and type design. On eleven double-page spreads Daniel Dolz illustrates a complete team of legendary football players from various nations and from different decades. The book shows a varied mixture of most diverse characters (goalkeeper, strikers and defenders) which also is reflected in the choice of fonts. For each player Daniel Dolz designed a special font which coheres with the illustration.
In the side flaps of each illustration spread you can find a list with facts and short anecdotes of every player and the complete alphabet A‑Z.
Radio Hour Podcast
Illustration for Golden Cosmos calendar 2018
screenprinted with 3 colors
We made over 50 illustrations for french photographer Charles Freger’s new book Yokainoshima.
The book is a celebration of japanese folk rituals.
Yokainoshima is an artificial word and means Island of monsters.
More info and Charles Freger’s amazingly beautiful photos on his website.
17 × 24 cm
Text: digital print
Edition: 7, signed and numbered
Peter Schlemihl’s Remarkable Story is a german novel written in 1814 by Adelbert von Chamisso. In the story Peter Schlemihl sells his shadow to the devil for a bottomless wallet, only to find that a man without a shadow is shunned by human society.
The N.R.A.‘s Financial Mess
For Radio Hour Podcast
A radical new approach to Dementia Care: treating Dementia patients by making the care center create an illusion of a small town.
We were asked by The New York Times to tell a story on our childhoot pet:
When I was about 5 years old I took my cat, Heinrich, with me to kindergarten. I carried him in my arms on the way there, and left him to wait for me outside until school was over. When I came back he was gone. I walked home and hoped he would be there, but he wasn’t. Every night I stood on the doorstep and called out his name — “Heinrich!” — into the dark garden but he never came. It was the first real loss in my life, and I was so sad.
Five years later my father came home with good news: He had found Heinrich! A colleague of his, who lived a few miles away had adopted a stray black and white cat at the time Heinrich got lost. I was so happy to get him back after all those years. But when we arrived at the man’s house, Heinrich didn’t recognize us. He was an old cat quietly enjoying the twilight of his life — so we left him there in his new home.
on human rights in China
for a piece about making films based on books
for Private Lives section
based on an essay by Peyton Marshall about sparrows expelling the bluebird from its natural living environment
Congrats to the U.S. women’s soccer team for claiming their fourth World Cup title!
Digital news providers have to decide whether their content about Covid 19 should go behind a paywall, making it available only to paying subscribers or if it rather should be accessible to all…
Various Portraits for
Radio Hour Podcasts
the Gessen Siblings