About the artist

Robert Nippoldt (*1977) is not only a draftsman and book artist, but also an entertainer - with a soft spot for the 1920s. In his graphics and books he brings scenes of jazz music and pulsating metropolises such as Berlin, New York and Hollywood to life. His pictures have appeared in The New Yorker and TIME Magazine, among others, and have received numerous international awards.

Publications (selection)

  • The Great Gatsby
  • by F. Scott Fitzgerald (text), with illustrations by Robert Nippoldt Coppenrath Verlag, Cologne 2022

  • Night falls in Berlin during the Roaring Twenties
  • with Boris Pofalla (text), Stephan Wuthe (CD) TASCHEN Verlag, Cologne 2017

  • Hollywood in the 30s
  • with Daniel Kothenschulte (text) and Christine Goppel (coloring) Gerstenberg Verlag, Hildesheim, 2010

  • Jazz in New York in the Roaring Twenties
  • with Hans-Jürgen Schaal (text) Gerstenberg Verlag, Hildesheim 2007

  • Gangster. The bosses of Chicago
  • Gerstenberg Verlag, Hildesheim 2005


  • Art Directors Club, New York
  • German Design Award, Frankfurt
  • Best Book Award, Los Angeles
  • Indigo Award, Amsterdam
  • Berlin Type Award, Berlin
  • red dot design award, Essen
  • Award from the Art Directors Club, Berlin
  • Joseph Binder Award, Vienna
  • Best American Infographic, New York
  • International Book Awards, Los Angeles
  • Good Design Award, Chicago
  • A' Design Award, Como / Italy
  • D&AD, London
  • Film Book of the Year, Deutsche Kinemathek, Berlin
  • German Record Critics' Prize, Bonn
  • European Design Awards, Stockholm
  • Book Art Foundation, “The Most Beautiful German Book”, Frankfurt
  • Illustrative: “One of the most beautiful books in Europe”, Berlin