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?

Being honest.

03 Juli 2018 · NEUBAU EYEWEAR
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