In 2010 I made a five-month trip from Sydney to Beijing. During my travels, I met so many great artists and designers that I knew that as soon as I returned home to Germany illustration would be my new path.


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I worked on watercolor drawings and portraits, but something was missing and it would take me months to find my personal style. I was looking for a fast and bold way to bring the images and thoughts out of my head.

So I started a series of illustrations called "Mindshots" inspired by my daily life. The title was born from the ideas that often pop out while working, talking, watching a movie, hanging out with friends or while being bored in the doctor's waiting room. Some are socially critical, while others are just plain ridiculous.

My very first Mindshot creation was a bird wearing an oxygen mask. I had this image in my mind for months after visiting these huge cities with intense smog on my trip. After a few years, dozens of illustrations and positive feedback on my Instagram, I decided to make a book that included my 50 best Mindshots.

Last year I visited a book fair in Frankfurt with a rough draft of the book in my bag and now I am happy to say it is available on Amazon. Hope you enjoy!

More info: Instagram | amazon.com | maivisto.de | Behance

#1 Love: On – Brain: Off

Love: On – Brain: Off

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Jaguarundi 3 weeks ago

Every.Damn.Time.

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#2 Let's Leave

Let's Leave

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Abe 3 weeks ago

if only this exixts

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#3 Can't Say No

Can't Say No

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Abe 3 weeks ago

thtas me

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#4 R.I.P.

R.I.P.

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Night Owl 3 weeks ago (edited)

Yes, there's no real privacy with a working smartphone

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#5 Exploitation

Exploitation

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MJ 3 weeks ago

You know there's something wrong with the world, when governments sell springwater to companies to bottle for profit, instead of providing it to their citizens...

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#6 Pessimism

Pessimism

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Jessica Parkos 3 weeks ago

This one really resonates with me.

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#7 Stock Market Manipulation

Stock Market Manipulation

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JMQ 3 weeks ago

Corporate lies and business pyramids

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#8 Exploitation Of Labour

Exploitation Of Labour

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MJ 3 weeks ago

You can work yourself to death, but corporate will never make enough profit...

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#9 Self-Isolation

Self-Isolation

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Abe 3 weeks ago

peace at last

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#10 Freedom Of The Press

Freedom Of The Press

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SnowyLynx 3 weeks ago

So true

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