Gracious Living Guide 27: Not Being That Brand New Me


It is the New Year and most of us are probably anxious about the resolutions we chose to keep for this year. Gracious Living Guide shares a humorous visual column from the New York Times Magazine of Christop Niemann’s look at the fate of unfulfilled resolutions. Not being able to fulfill one’s resolutions may be frustrating, but it does not hurt to take a gentler and kinder attitude with our failures in keeping our resolutions, after all life is not just a sheet of paper with check boxes and ticks…enjoy the cartoon!

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About Christoph Niemann

Christoph Niemann’s is a visual columnist for The Times Magazine. His work has appeared on the covers of The New Yorker, Newsweek, Wired and American Illustration. In 2010 he was inducted into the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame. Niemann is the author of many books, among them “The Pet Dragon,” which teaches Chinese characters to young readers, “I LEGO N.Y.” and “Subway,” which is based on “The Boys and the Subway,” the first entry of the Abstract City blog. His most recent book, “Abstract City,” includes the first 16 chapters of this blog, plus an essay on creativity. Earlier this year he released Petting Zoo, an interactive and fully animated app for iOS and Android. You can also find him on his Web site christophniemann.com or on Twitter @abstractsunday.

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