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Meet graphic designer and Neubau native Charlie Scheichenost

In our exclusive video collaboration Vienna-based creative Charlie Scheichenost walks us through the neighborhood that started it all.

Since its 18th cen­tu­ry ori­gins as the loca­tion for Vien­nas’ silk fac­to­ries, the Neubau dis­trict, now home to the youngest, most lib­er­al and urban pop­u­la­tion in the city, has emerged thriv­ing and vibrant, brim­ming with life. Think bustling bars, quaint, gallery-lined alley­ways, and end­less talent. 

Char­lie Sche­ichenost is one of many suc­cess­ful cre­atives whose craft has thrived with­in such a space, in which artists sup­port artists and inno­va­tion means progress. Sche­ichenost, a young cre­ative and pro­fes­sion­al graph­ic design­er, now part of the HFA Stu­dio, has been illus­trat­ing and paint­ing since his teenage years. And now, as an estab­lished artist he has come to reflect upon just how nec­es­sary it is to have spaces avail­able for young peo­ple to pub­licly explore, express and dis­cov­er their cre­ative abil­i­ties or interests. 

With the inten­tion to share ideas and visions and bring them to life”, Char­lie focus­es on illus­tra­tion and let­ter­ing to present oth­er cre­atives’ ideas. With his HFA stu­dio, locat­ed in the 6th dis­trict and his home in the 8th, Sche­ichenost is con­stant­ly trav­el­ing through the 7th dis­trict that is Neubau, a space which he describes as packed with cul­ture, and cre­ative insti­tu­tions, where he feels like he can, be what­ev­er he wants to be”. 

This area is adapt­able and reveals itself dif­fer­ent­ly to every­one, but to Char­lie, Neubau is some­where sim­ply buzzing…, a young hub for cre­atives which also, on the oth­er hand, is still part of the old, charm­ing Vien­na”. Offer­ing all the hip bars, restau­rants, and oth­er cool joints… it just feels more open-mind­ed than the rest of Aus­tria”, you can sit inside groovy bars like the R&Bar, also home to a film pro­duc­tion com­pa­ny or browse through a range of cool con­cept and craft stores, like Bike Jer­seys or G.Dieroff Nach­fol­ger, often over­flow­ing with the clothes and items you nev­er knew you needed.

Watch as our local guide tours us around this ever-evolv­ing neigh­bor­hood and get inspired

21 Jul 2019 · neubau eyewear