May 8, 2013
James Gulliver Hancock, ALL THE BUILDINGS IN NEW YORK, Universe Publishing, an imprint of Rizzoli New York, 2013.
You’ve heard of scrupulous cartographers mapping our world’s cities, but did you ever think that someone could draw an entire metropolis—I mean take the time to literally draw out every building that makes up an urban landscape? While this sounds highly improbable, Brooklyn via Sydney-based illustrator James Gulliver Hancock has attempted to do just that.
In his new book All The Buildings In New York, Hancock assembles his charming and extensive drawings of some of the Big Apple’s most iconic buildings, as well as some more unfamiliar ones, into 64 pages of colorful illustrations. Described as a “love letter” to NYC, Hancock’s drawings capture its diverse architectural styles, from the brownstones of Brooklyn to the Art Deco Chrysler building.