Julius Wiedemann was born and raised in Brazil. After studying graphic design and marketing, he moved to Japan, where he worked in Tokyo as art editor for digital and design magazines. Since joining TASCHEN in Cologne, he has been building up Taschen's digital collection with titles such as Digital Beauties, 1000 Game Heroes, Animation Now! and Taschen's 1000 Favorite Websites.
Joaquim Paulo Fernandes serves as a consultant for major labels and directs a number of radio stations in Portugal. George Duke, Marvin Gaye and John Coltrane inspired his passion for black music. He started to collect vinyl when he was 15, and often flies to London, Paris, New York, and Sao Paulo to enrich his collection of now over 25,000 jazz LPs. He lives and works in Lisbon and dedicates his free time to recuperate old and rare Jazz recordings.