Man and Machine

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Two illustrations about the difficult relationship of man and machine. Created for the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Both illustrations were completely designed by me and visualize the topic using a complicated user interface of a ticket machine. The inspiration for the screen were technical diagrams, which are only understandable for experts but incomprehensible for ordinary people.


Two alternate ideas for the machine’s user interface: a text-heavy labyrinth and overlapping windows. For the final illustration I chose a labyrinth with pictograms. This way the illustration would stand out visually from the surrounding newspaper text.