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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 Juli 2019 · NEUBAU EYEWEAR
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