Someone has Drawn all the Buildings in New York

by Ellie Seymour

If like me, you are obsessed with New York and love that childlike sketch book-style line drawing kind of art, I suspect you’ll enjoy the work of James Gulliver Hancock, an illustrator currently based in Brooklyn, originally from Australia.

James is SO enthusiastic for the architectural beauty in his adopted home, he set himself the impossible task of drawing ALL the buildings in New York – like you do. He started in 2010 and insists it’s a work in progress, but there are still a mind-boggling number of illustrations to browse through on his blog.

I’ve tried hard to narrow down my favourites but it’s an impossible task so I think the thing to do is for you to just buy his new book for your coffee table. But first, let’s take a tour of James Gulliver Hancock’s New York:

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He even sketched the fire escapes…


The Williamsburg Bridge…

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This is what happened when he ran out of paper…


You can visit James Gulliver Hancock’s site here.

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