Blog Pick :: All The Buildings In New York


 
By Alyce Packard, BID Candidate

James Gulliver Hancock is an illustrator from Australia who is currently based in Brooklyn. All The Buildings In New York is his personal project that stems from his obsession and interest in recording all places. This blog has received a lot of attention from all over the world; it attempts to make the city more personal by passing a pen over every structure. New York holds a special meaning for everyone; this blog gives us a chance to see it through someone else's eyes. 

Photo from allthebuildingsinnewyork.com
This is actually a picture of his first book and it pretty much summarizes and organizes the blog. It includes a lot of building drawings that are not featured on the blog. It is a hard cover book put out by the art book experts Rizzoli/Universe. You can get a copy at a local book shop or from Amazon.

Photo from allthebuildingsinnewyork.com
This is one of my favorite pictures that I came across. I think it’s especially great since it doesn't even need to use color to stand out and be clear, even though it’s such a complex drawing. He makes something that can seem so boring fun. He makes a really complex system look cute and pretty at the same time. While these are in his book and they’re on the blog, you can also order some silkscreen prints on art paper.

Photo from allthebuildingsinnewyork.com
When he does use color, I think he uses it very successfully. It’s not in your face it’s just there to show you what he was focusing on. It makes the building come alive and you can almost tell that people are living in the space and using it. While the colors are fun, they don't make it too childish or cartoon-like. To check out more of his work, visit this blog at allthebuildingsinnewyork.com or visit his home page with other products and designs at jamesgulliverhancock.com.