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Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten Baden Württemberg

Headerillustration for a special website of "Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten Baden-Württemberg" highlighting the key topic "World of Gardens" in 2016.

Keywords: Colored Pencil, Digital, Figurative, Painterly, Historical, Landscape, Leisure, Nature, People, Romance

© Malte Knaack
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Spring

Headerillustration for a special website of "Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten Baden-Württemberg" highlighting the key topic "World of Gardens" in 2016.

Keywords: Digital, Painterly, Pencil, Realism, Botanical, Historical, Landscape, Nature

© Malte Knaack
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summer

Headerillustration for a special website of "Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten Baden-Württemberg" highlighting the key topic "World of Gardens" in 2016.

Keywords: Digital, Painterly, Pencil, Realism, Botanical, Historical, Landscape, Nature

© Malte Knaack
199770 199770

Heidelberg castle in fall

Headerillustration for a special website of "Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten Baden-Württemberg" highlighting the key topic "World of Gardens" in 2016.

Keywords: Digital, Pencil, Realism, Historical, Landscape, Mystery, Nature, Romance

© Malte Knaack
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winter

Headerillustration for a special website of "Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten Baden-Württemberg" highlighting the key topic "World of Gardens" in 2016.

Keywords: Digital, Painterly, Pencil, Realism, Historical, Landscape, Nature, Romance

© Malte Knaack
199769 199769

hermit crab

Illustration for Business Punk Magazine on a humorous article about the similarities between your colleagues and certain marine animals.

Keywords: Digital, Pencil, Realism, Animals, Editorial, Nature, Scientific, Wildlife

© Malte Knaack
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gurnard

Illustration for Business Punk Magazine on a humorous article about the similarities between your colleagues and certain marine animals.

Keywords: Digital, Pencil, Realism, Animals, Editorial, Nature, Scientific, Wildlife

© Malte Knaack
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Octopus

Illustration for Business Punk Magazine on a humorous article about the similarities between your colleagues and certain marine animals.

Keywords: Digital, Pencil, Realism, Animals, Editorial, Nature, Scientific, Wildlife

© Malte Knaack
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Shark

Illustration for Business Punk Magazine on a humorous article about the similarities between your colleagues and certain marine animals.

Keywords: Design, Pencil, Realism, Animals, Editorial, Nature, Scientific, Wildlife

© Malte Knaack
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Jellyfish

Illustration for Business Punk Magazine on a humorous article about the similarities between your colleagues and certain marine animals.

Keywords: Design, Pencil, Realism, Animals, Editorial, Nature, Scientific, Wildlife

© Malte Knaack
199795 199795

Mammoth Chase

Illustration for "Wunderwelt Wissen" Magazine. The article "Evolution of the psyche" claims that what today is considered a psychological disorder, like hyperactivity, certain phobias, autism or even schizophrenia, was actually quite useful for survival in former days.

Keywords: Digital, Line, Line with Color, Action, Animals, Editorial, Education, Historical, Science

© Malte Knaack
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creating tools

Illustration for "Wunderwelt Wissen" Magazine. The article "Evolution of the psyche" claims that what today is considered a psychological disorder, like hyperactivity, certain phobias, autism or even schizophrenia, was actually quite useful for survival in former days.

Keywords: Cartoon, Digital, Line, Line with Color, Adventure, Editorial, Education, Historical, Science, Wildlife

© Malte Knaack
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fear

Illustration for "Wunderwelt Wissen" Magazine. The article "Evolution of the psyche" claims that what today is considered a psychological disorder, like hyperactivity, certain phobias, autism or even schizophrenia, was actually quite useful for survival in former days.

Keywords: Cartoon, Digital, Line, Line with Color, Action, Adventure, Editorial, Historical, Science

© Malte Knaack
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Cave Painting

Illustration for "Wunderwelt Wissen" Magazine. The article "Evolution of the psyche" claims that what today is considered a psychological disorder, like hyperactivity, certain phobias, autism or even schizophrenia, was actually quite useful for survival in former days.

Keywords: Cartoon, Design, Line, Line with Color, Editorial, Education, Historical, Science

© Malte Knaack
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firefighting

Illustration for "Wunderwelt Wissen" Magazine explaining the different ways of firefighting.

Keywords: Digital, Figurative, Painterly, Realism, Editorial, Education, Information Graphics, Landscape, Science

© Malte Knaack
199799 199799

Work Life Blending

Illustration for Manager-Magazin. the article states that Work-Life-Blending actually is a lie that destroys our private life.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Figurative, Line with Color, Editorial, People, Lifestyle, Financial, Urban

© Malte Knaack
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Dragon Manager

Illustration for an article on the difficulties of western managers when meeting asian business culture.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Figurative, Gouache, Painterly, Animals, Editorial, Fantasy, Financial

© Malte Knaack
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Resource Giant

Illustration for an article about a large company trading resources such as coal, steel, aluminium, copper, gold, iron, stone, oil, wheat, etc.

Keywords: Design, Figurative, Montage, Painterly, Photoillustration, Editorial, Fantasy, Industrial, Agriculture, Financial

© Malte Knaack
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Healthcare System Creature

Illustration for a local newspaper claiming that the public health system in the northern parts of germany is run-down, in an ailing condition and needs beeing taken care of itself.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Figurative, Painterly, Editorial, Fantasy, Health, Industrial, Edgy, Financial

© Malte Knaack
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The limits of agricultural growth

Illustration for a local newspaper, explaining the limits of agricultural growth in the northern parts of germany.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Figurative, Painterly, Editorial, Industrial, Agriculture, Financial

© Malte Knaack
199947 199947

Financial Center Stuttgart

Illustrations for a special supplement of the Stuttgarter Zeitung Economy & Finance about the Financial Center Stuttgart. The horse represents the heraldic animal of the city. ** Horse; Heraldic; Money; Stuttgart; Shield; Flag

Keywords: Digital, Painterly, Animals, Corporate, Editorial, Financial

© Malte Knaack
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Financial Center Stuttgart

Illustrations for a special supplement of the Stuttgarter Zeitung Economy & Finance about the Financial Center Stuttgart. The horse represents the heraldic animal of the city. ** Rider; Rodeo; Money; Piggy bank

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Painterly, Humor, Animals, Corporate, Editorial, Financial

© Malte Knaack
199950 199950

Financial Center Stuttgart

Illustrations for a special supplement of the Stuttgarter Zeitung Economy & Finance about the Financial Center Stuttgart. The horse represents the heraldic animal of the city. ** Excavator; Gold; Money; Horse

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Painterly, Animals, Corporate, Editorial, Industrial, Financial

© Malte Knaack
199951 199951

Financial Center Stuttgart

Illustrations for a special supplement of the Stuttgarter Zeitung Economy & Finance about the Financial Center Stuttgart. The horse represents the heraldic animal of the city. ** Butterfly; Butterfly catcher; Horse; Money; Forest

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Painterly, Animals, Corporate, Fantasy, Financial

© Malte Knaack
199953 199953

Financial Center Stuttgart

Illustrations for a special supplement of the Stuttgarter Zeitung Economy & Finance about the Financial Center Stuttgart. The horse represents the heraldic animal of the city. ** Workers; Industry; Building; City; Stuttgart; Horse; Money

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Painterly, Animals, Corporate, Editorial, Industrial, Financial

© Malte Knaack
199944 199944

The last ride of the whaler Essex

Illustration for a science Magazine for children. The article tells the story of the whaler Essex that was sunk by a sperm whale in 1820. Some years Herman Melville used the story of the disaster as inspiration for his novel Moby-Dick.

Keywords: Digital, Figurative, Painterly, Adventure, Animals, Children, Children's Books, Editorial, Education, Historical

© Malte Knaack
199945 199945

The last ride of the whaler Essex

Illustration for a science Magazine for children. The article tells the story of the whaler Essex that was sunk by a sperm whale in 1820. Some years Herman Melville used the story of the disaster as inspiration for his novel Moby-Dick.

Keywords: Digital, Figurative, Painterly, Adventure, Children, Children's Books, Editorial, Education, Historical, Industrial

© Malte Knaack
199946 199946

The last ride of the whaler Essex

Illustration for a science Magazine for children. The article tells the story of the whaler Essex that was sunk by a sperm whale in 1820. Some years Herman Melville used the story of the disaster as inspiration for his novel Moby-Dick.

Keywords: Digital, Figurative, Painterly, Adventure, Animals, Children, Children's Books, Editorial, Education, Historical

© Malte Knaack
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Happy Cows

This Illustration was part of a series about the bright future of saxony. This particular article imagined an eco-friendly agriculture realized and supported by intelligent machines and devices.

Keywords: Digital, Figurative, Painterly, Concept Art, Animals, Editorial, Futuristic, Health, Sci-Fi

© Malte Knaack
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Santas Submarine

A little Illustration I did for a christmas greeting card, showing Santa Clause in a submarine.

Keywords: Digital, Painterly, Humor, Fantasy, Greeting Cards, Mystery, Nature, Sci-Fi, Transportation, Edgy

© Malte Knaack
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Richard Branson Portrait

In corporation with the fashion label BusinessPunks the german business & lifestyle-magazine Businesspunk created a special art-lining featuring four CEOs. I was asked to illustrate the portraits.

Keywords: Digital, Figurative, Pen & Ink, Realism, Watercolor, Celebrities, Corporate, People, Portrait, Financial

© Malte Knaack
201127 201127

Marc Ronson Portrait

In Corporation with the fashion label BusinessPunks the german Business & Lifestyle-Magazine Businesspunk created a special art-lining featuring four CEOs. I was asked to illustrate the portraits.

Keywords: Digital, Figurative, Mixed Media, Pen & Ink, Watercolor, Celebrities, Corporate, People, Portrait, Financial

© Malte Knaack
201126 201126

Steve Jobs Portrait

In Corporation with the fashion label BusinessPunks the german Business & Lifestyle-Magazine Businesspunk created a special art-lining featuring four CEOs. I was asked to illustrate the portraits.

Keywords: Digital, Figurative, Mixed Media, Pen & Ink, Watercolor, Celebrities, Corporate, People, Portrait, Financial

© Malte Knaack
201128 201128

Renzo Rosso, Portrait

In Corporation with the fashion label BusinessPunks the german Business & Lifestyle-Magazine Businesspunk created a special art-lining featuring four CEOs. I was asked to illustrate the portraits.

Keywords: Digital, Figurative, Pen & Ink, Realism, Watercolor, Celebrities, Corporate, People, Portrait, Financial

© Malte Knaack
199948 199948

protectionism

Illustration for Impulse Magazine for an article on intercontinental protectionism.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Editorial, Information Graphics, Maps, Political, Financial

© Malte Knaack
201131 201131

Gnarled Christmas Tree

A gnarled christmas tree, I drew for a holiday greeting card.

Keywords: Digital, Pen & Ink, Watercolor, Animals, Botanical, Greeting Cards, Holidays, Mystery, Nature, Edgy

© Malte Knaack
201123 201123

Easter egg

For their easter issue the german newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung asked several illustrators to illustrate an easter egg. This was my contribution.

Keywords: Digital, Watercolor, Animals, Editorial, Food, Greeting Cards, Holidays, Landscape, Edgy

© Malte Knaack
201124 201124

Easter egg

For their easter issue the german newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung asked several illustrators to illustrate an easter egg. This was my contribution. ..* pond, pool, frog, dragonfly, hunt, water, waterlilies

Keywords: Digital, Mixed Media, Watercolor, Vector, Animals, Botanical, Greeting Cards, Holidays, Wildlife

© Malte Knaack
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relegation football

On Saturday 22th May the German Soccerteam VfB Stuttgart played against SC Paderborn 07. It was one of the seasons last matches. For both teams a defeat meant relegation to 2. league. Since the Daily Newspapers "Stuttgarter Zeitung" and "Stuttgarter Nachrichten" couldn´t predict the outcome I was asked to illustrate the dramatic situation.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Line with Color, Painterly, Editorial, Sports

© Malte Knaack
201299 201299

Customer journey

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Painterly, Adventure, Corporate, Editorial, Mystery, Nature, Financial

© Malte Knaack
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Dragons and Princesses

The hamburg-based Publisher "ARTLIT - Edition für Schriftkunst" asked me to contribute a poetic poster displaying a quote by Rainer Maria Rilke: "Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage."

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Painterly, Type Design, Fantasy, Landscape, Mystery, Posters, Romance

© Malte Knaack
201129 201129

Stars compared by height

This was an illustration for a book showcasing information graphics on popculture. It shows the how tall and how small certain stars are compared to each other.

Keywords: Cartoon, Digital, Figurative, Line with Color, Humor, Celebrities, Information Graphics, Music, People, Portrait

© Malte Knaack
201125 201125

Elvis

This was an illustration for a book showcasing information graphics on popculture. It shows all medications and substances found in Elvis Presleys circulatory system after his death.

Keywords: Digital, Graphic, Lettering, Silhouette, Celebrities, Editorial, Health, Information Graphics, Music, People

© Malte Knaack
201291 201291

DIY - coffin

Illustration for an article about what to prepare at the end of ones life. *.. construction plan, death, funeral, do it yourself, craftsman

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Vector, Humor, Editorial, Information Graphics, People

© Malte Knaack
199949 199949

tugboat

Illustration for a business consulting startup situated in Hamburg/Germany.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Vector, Corporate, Editorial, Industrial, Transportation, Financial

© Malte Knaack
201297 201297

spaceshuttle

A coverillustration for a german professional journal on banking and finance. Here the key issue was how to conquer new frontiers in the banking business.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Vector, Editorial, Scientific, Sci-Fi, Financial

© Malte Knaack
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Multichannel customer support

A coverillustration for a german professional journal on banking and finance. This time the key issue was about multichannel customer support

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Vector, Computers, Corporate, Editorial, Still Life, Web Illustration, Financial

© Malte Knaack
201293 201293

lawnmower

A coverillustration for a german professional journal on banking and finance. This issue stated that too much prudencial regulation in the banking sector would hinder growth and competition.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Technical, Vector, Corporate, Editorial, Financial

© Malte Knaack
201292 201292

A coverillustration for a german professional journal on banking and finance. The client demanded that the illustration would be mainly held in his CI-colourscheme and that it would not show any people. This issues subject was about how german banks will improve from foreign ideas and concepts.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Vector, Corporate, Editorial, Maps, Still Life, Financial

© Malte Knaack
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On the rocks

A coverillustration for a german professional journal on banking and finance. The client demanded that the illustration would be mainly held in his CI-colourscheme and that it would not show any people. Here the main subject were the consequences of the financial crisis for smaller branch banks.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Vector, Corporate, Editorial, Landscape, Financial

© Malte Knaack

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Biography

Malte Knaack was born in Minden, Germany in 1979. He´s been drawing pictures as far as he can remember. He studied Illustration and Communication Design at the university of applied sciences in Hamburg. Before starting out as a freelance illustrator Malte Knaack worked at G+J Wirtschaftsmedien in Hamburg designing pages for Financial Times Deutschland and it´s weekend supplement. During this time quite a lot of his illustrations were published there and in the business magazines Capital and Business Punk. Since 2011 Malte worked as a freelance illustrator and designer for several newspapers and magazines as well as for advertising agencys and other companys. Since then his work has been awarded with several european newspaper awards. After a long time in Hamburg and a Summer at the School of Viual Arts in New York, he is now living with his family in the tiny city of soltau in the Lüneburg Heath. He likes skateboarding.

Style/Techniques

Cartoon, Colored Pencil, Conceptual, Design, Digital, Figurative, Gouache, Graphic, Lettering, Line, Line with Color, Mixed Media, Montage, Painterly, Pen & Ink, Pencil, Photoillustration, Realism, Silhouette, Technical, Type Design, Watercolor, Concept Art, Vector

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Action, Adventure, Animals, Botanical, Celebrities, Children, Children's Books, Computers, Corporate, Editorial, Education, Fantasy, Food, Futuristic, Greeting Cards, Health, Historical, Holidays, Industrial, Information Graphics, Landscape, Leisure, Maps, Music, Mystery, Nature, People, Political, Portrait, Posters, Romance, Science, Scientific, Sci-Fi, Sports, Still Life, Transportation, Web Illustration, Wildlife, Agriculture, Lifestyle, Edgy, Financial, Urban