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All the Buildings

I love those moments when you’re walking in your neighborhood and suddenly nothing is familiar. In a good way. Sean Cole began seeing his neighborhood, actually the whole city of New York, with new eyes because of one artist who is trying to do nothing less than draw all the buildings in New York. James Gulliver Hancock’s drawings are intricate, but still a little cartoony. Little squiggles and dots hover above the roofs, as though they’re saying “look out!” or maybe “ta-da!” Cole became infected with Hancock’s worldview and began to appreciate all the tiny details the artist would highlight. Support the Season 4 Kickstarter:

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