was born in Brazil, where he studied design and marketing, and has lived and worked in Japan, Germany, and the UK. An eclectic expert on design based visual culture, Wiedemann has produced books
on a range of topics, from robots to record covers. He holds the positions of Executive Editor for Design and Pop Culture
at TASCHEN. Wiedemann studied graphic design and marketing and was an art editor for newspapers and design publications before joining TASCHEN in 2001.
Wiedemann has edited over 80 books
in 17 years, he is a regular contributor to magazines, and has been on the jury of several awards all over the world. His publications
have sold more than 1.5 million copies
worldwide, and his titles
are immensely popular. As an editor his work is grounded in an interdisciplinary approach to contemporary design
, synthesizing a vast array of topics, including logo design, fashion design, graphic design, web design
, and product design. Underpinning many of his books
is a desire to understand creativity
and explore the nature of reality in a world that increasingly takes place online and is populated by characters and creatures not entirely human but of our creation. The wonders of animation
, manga, and computer graphics fascinate and inspire him.
Julius Wiedemann’s TASCHEN titles
include the celebrated series Illustration Now!
a staple of any designer’s bookshelf, as well as the compendium 100 Illustrators
. He has also edited the Package Design Book collection
. His award-wining Jazz Covers
and Rock Covers books
showcase his editorial variety and his publication on National Geographic
demonstrates how wide his design knowledge
and appreciation extends.