Interview with a graphic artist “Both should have their place”

The illustrator Till Laßmann made Hamburg his home.
The illustrator Till Laßmann made Hamburg his home. | Photo (detail): © Till Gläser

Till Lassmann is an illustrator, he made Hamburg the city of his choice in 2006 and is now father of two small daughters. “I love all the things Hamburg has to offer in the way of culture, even though I feel I should make more use of them,” he says. Lassmann is very glad about the Hamburger Öffentlichen Bücherhallen (Hamburg’s public libraries), which he often goes to with his children. But what does he, as a creative artist, think of the Elbe Philharmonic Hall, Hamburg’s new, shining landmark? Is it edging out subculture? We asked him five questions. He answered in his very own special way – with drawings.

Mr Lassmann, how do you, as a citizen of Hamburg, react to the Elbe Philharmonic Hall?

Till Laßmann Photo (detail): © Till Laßmann What do your friends think of the new concert hall?

Till Laßmann Photo (detail): © Till Laßmann What in your opinion would be the ideal location for culture?

Till Laßmann Photo (detail): © Till Laßmann How important is the subculture to you?

Till Laßmann Photo (detail): © Till Laßmann Is the subculture being edged out by these ostentatious buildings?

Till Laßmann Photo (detail): © Till Laßmann