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Abstract City - by Christoph Niemann (Hardcover)

Regular price $27.50

Publication Date: April 1, 2012
Trim Size: 6 1⁄4 x 8 3⁄4
Page Count: 256
Illustrations: 200 full-color illustrations
Format: Hardcover

In July 2008, illustrator and designer Christoph Niemann began Abstract City, a visual blog for the New York Times. His posts were inspired by the desire to re-create simple and everyday observations and stories from his own life that everyone could relate to. In Niemann's hands, mundane experiences such as riding the subway or trying to get a good night's sleep were transformed into delightful flights of visual fancy. The struggle to keep up with housework became a battle against adorable but crafty goblins, and nostalgia about New York manifested in simple but strikingly spot-on LEGO creations. This brilliantly illustrated collection of reflections on modern life includes all 16 of the original blog posts as well as a new chapter created exclusively for the book.

Praise for Abstract City

"Everyday experiences--from looking at leaves to riding city subways--are funny and fresh and often a source of wonder when depicted by this brilliant graphic designer." --Readers Digest