about.

Thomas Fuchs is an award-winning illustrator and graphic designer.

Fuchs studied graphic design and illustration with the illustrious Heinz Edelmann (art director of the 1968 animated film Yellow Submarine) at the Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart. After completing his studies with an MFA in '97, he moved to New York in November of the same year. His work has appeared in most publications in the US, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Time, Rolling Stone, GQ, Scientific American, Texas Monthly, The Wall Street Journal, Mother Jones, and Esquire. He's a regular contributor to Wirtschaftswoche and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in Germany. He has worked on numerous projects in design and advertising, for clients as varied as Landor, Enterprise IG, Hasbro and SpotCo.

His work has received numerous awards from The Society of Illustrators (Gold Medal), American Illustration, SPD, Print, the Art Directors Club of New York and Germany (of which he is a member) among others.

Apart from his commercial work, he regularly creates image series as visual commentaries in response to political and societal tendencies. In 2004 he released GOP 100: Deconstructing Dumbo, 100 reinterpretations of the GOP logo with fellow designer Felix Sockwell. He frequently lectures at art schools such as the Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart and holds illustration workshops for various institutions like the Art Directors Club of Germany.

After fifteen years in New York City, Fuchs moved to Berlin in 2012 where he currently lives and works.


selected clients

The New York Times, The New Yorker, Time, Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire, Scientific American, Texas Monthly, The Wall Street Journal, Mother Jones, Wirtschaftswoche, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Leica, Landor, Enterprise IG, Hasbro, SpotCo.

awards

The Society of Illustrators (Gold Medal, Advertising and Institutional Category), American Illustration, Communication Arts, SPD (Silver Medal), Print, Art Directors Club of New York, Art Directors Club of Germany, SND (Silver Medal)

books

2004 GOP 100: Deconstructing Dumbo (with Felix Sockwell)
2007 Illustration Now! (Taschen, Germany)
2012 Luerzer's 200 Best Illustrators 11/12

solo shows

2006 Gallery Nine, New York Times Building, New York, NY
2009 Hotel de Vil, Stuttgart, Germany
2012 Kultur 123 Stadt Rüsselsheim, Germany

group shows

1999 "Everything But the Kitchen Sink", La Luz de Jesus, Hollywood, CA
2000 "Everything But the Kitchen Sink", La Luz de Jesus, Hollywood, CA
2010 "The Devil Made Me Do It", WWA Gallery, Culver City, CA

lectures/ workshops

Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Art Directors Club of Germany
Academy of Fine Arts, Stuttgart, Germany
Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg, Germany
Dallas Society of Visual Communications, Dallas, Texas