Category Archives: Portraits and Portrayals of NYC

New York as Art

There are two amazing artists that have turned their detailed and talented eyes toward Gotham and produced two of the most beautiful illustrations of New York City I have ever seen.

First Jenni Sparks. She has created a beautiful NYC map – somehow chaotic and balanced at the same time with all the details and accuracy you could want combined with a sense of quirky fun. Can’t say enough. Except that I want it and I want the London one as well. I know JUST where I’d put the pair of them.

Secondly, a time lapse video that made the rounds some time ago of illustrator Patrick Vale creating a view of Manhattan from midtown down to the Battery. He has also done a London in the same style and – again – I can totally see putting the pair in pride of place in my office. Good thing I have a lot of walls 🙂