Petting Zoo by Christoph Niemann — New York, USA / Cape Town, South Africa
Petting Zoo is an interactive picture book APP for iOS and Android, designed by internationally acclaimed illustrator and Design Indaba 2013 speaker – Christoph Niemann. A delightful menagerie of 21 illustrated, animated animals begging for your tap, poke and swipe. This app combines the charm of handmade animations and Niemann's wry humour with state-of-the-art technology. What would an elephant in your bathroom do? Can a dog breakdance? Could you play a crocodile's teeth like a xylophone? With programming by friend and developer Jon Huang and music by South African composer Markus Wormstorm, Niemann has created a lovable and entertaining pastime that is his first attempt at interactive illustration.