Double Takes: ARMCHAIR TRAVEL: ALL THE BUILDINGS IN NEW YORK

Back in August I wrote about artist and illustrator James Gulliver Hancock’s attempt to draw every building in New York City. This April his accomplishments will be released as a hardcover book. All The Buildings In New York: That I’ve Drawn So Far (Rizzoli/Universe) features all his drawings to date, including ones not featured on his blog.

His buildings are colorful and chock full of fun and offbeat details, and this book is full of new discoveries as well as old chestnuts for anyone who loves the Big Apple. Organized by neighborhoods, the book features iconic New York buildings, such as the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, and Flatiron Building, as well as the everyday buildings that make up New York City—the boutique shops in SoHo, timeless brownstones in Brooklyn, and rows of busy markets in Chinatown. New Yorkers and tourists alike will savor this one-of-a-kind volume that uniquely celebrates the energy and spirit of the city that never sleeps.

I have such a soft spot for books based on blogs, especially those of a travel-nature. This book will be finding a home on my bookshelf upon its release.

(images via James Gulliver Hancock)