Interactive Animal Illustrations for the iPhone

Cool new iPhone app, Petting Zoo, from one of my favorite illustrators, Christoph Niemann.

In a post on The New Yorker Culture Desk, Niemann describes the process of making the app, and of the creative process at large:

That’s the hardest part: letting go of an idea that, having spent a number of passionate nights with, you have fallen in love with. Even with a certain amount of routine, this letting go sadly doesn’t become easier. The natural instinct then is to rely on what you know is working. It’s unfair, but this is the surest path to boring and predictable results.

Via {daring fireball}.

Read more Christoph Niemann on this blog here.