We had a chat with the young creative Oliver Tippl about his work and life
He founded his own print publication WUNDER and is moving to London to study at London College of Fashion. With his age of 19 years, he did more than most people. We talked to Oliver Tippl about his work and life.
Working for brands and publications like Hien Le, Numero Berlin or vogue.de, Oliver Tippl is Creative and Art Director based in Munich. He founded his own print publication WUNDER and is moving to London to study at London College of Fashion. With his age of 19 years, he did more than most people: he is extremely focussed but an amazing and relaxed character at both times. We had a chat with the young creative Oliver about his work and life.
Oliver, you are amazingly successful even though you are very young. How did it all start?
I think that success depends on the way you look at things. For me as for most creatives it is not really about the past work and also not really about the current, we constantly want to get better in the things we do and what we create. For me I can speak that it is not really about the discipline at first side. A lot of young people feel the pressure to be something and to fit in the system, but start easy. You have ambitions? Great — follow them and see where it goes. That‘s what worked out for me.
You worked a long time and very intensely on your WUNDER publication. What were your visions and what is the story behind this print magazine? What is WUNDER all about?
WUNDER is the German word for miracle and that’s what the publication is all about. I see humans as miracles. I found a gap in magazines telling stories about the people they showing in beautiful fashion editorials. So it is a portrait magazine that distributes bi-annually in German and English and every issue runs under a main theme. Our first print issue „Timeless“ will be released in September!
First you commuted between Nuremberg and Munich and now you live in Munich, soon it’s going to be between Munich and London. Which place would you define as „home“?
It may sound a bit cheesy but I feel like home is where the heart is. As long as I can jump into a plane and visit my loved ones, it is not about the distance or the places. Also nowadays Facetime makes living apart from family and friends way easier.
How do you start your days?
Usually by a cup of coffee, while checking my mails — even if I know I shouldn’t. After a shower I am ready to answer mails, think of concepts and plan the day.
— WUNDER is the German word for miracle and that’s what the publication is all about. I see humans as miracles.
You are very often on the road. Which are your essentials on your trips? Do you got any travel advice?
The more you travel, the more you know what to carry with you on a trip. Check the weather for sure, so you can make sure you got the right clothing with you. But honestly I always end up with some t-shirts, shirts, a nice pair of trousers, jeans and probably a relaxed pullover. Beauty wise I end up having all my products in small sizes. An oil, scrub and face water and I am good to go. And as you never know how much you are going to sleep, a pair of sunglasses is a must have.
Which photographers inspire you?
Even though I am really into fashion and portrait photography, I visited the Andreas Gursky exhibition in London recently and I think his images are quite impressive. Then there are some Germans I really like: Marius Uhlig, Phil Engelhardt, Volker Conradus to name a few.
What are your 5 favorite accounts on Instagram?
All time favorite is @c_l_o and I really like @studiohienle. You also should follow @plantsonpink if you love plants and pink — and @lenalademann because she is funny.
Last book you read?
I am currently reading all the „Hector and the search of…“ books by Francois Lelord and I really can recommend them!
And — the most important question: Which character attribute is most important for being successful?