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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.

Photos by @eileenphotography
Photos by @eileenphotography

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.

Photos by @eileenphotography

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.

Photos by @eileenphotography

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 Jul 2018 · neubau eyewear