An illustrated NYC
There are nearly a million buildings in New York City (including all five boroughs). That’s a lot of buildings. It makes me wonder whether James Gulliver Hancock, an Australian illustrator living in Brooklyn, is aware of that fact. Why, you might ask? Well, because Hancock has set out to draw all the buildings in New York. That’s right. All of them. It’s a huge undertaking, and one that is, frankly, quite awesome. So far he’s got more than 350 illustrations finished. It’s a drop in the bucket, but it’s still a laudable number. And with a virtually un-ending supply of buildings to draw, he could keep this project up forever. His illustrations are all documented on his Tumblr blog, aptly titled All the Buildings in New York. You can sort by borough or by building type (including number of stories, location, color, and more). Below are twenty of my favorites (including some of my favorite buildings in the city).