Twenty-seven year old Hsin-Yao Tseng presents San Francisco in emotive strokes that revel in the city’s murkiness that is not often shown in paintings with the same subject. The darkness is given glimpses of beauty with flashes of street lights or brilliant sunsets and though I’ve only featured Tseng’s cityscapes within this post his entire body of work is mystifying as it is gorgeous:
Sometimes the rain isn’t so bad.
Shot from the window of Discovering Columbus, October 2012
“I snapped this from the window seat as my plane was approaching LaGuardia Airport. The cloud is over Manhattan, while Brooklyn and Queens are visibile in the foreground, separated by Newtown Creek.”
Captured by Jeff Weston
“London by Hand” is a hand-drawn map of London, created by British artist Jenni Sparks for London-based art print producers Evermade. Based on a geographic map of the London metro system, the print replicates the streets, neighborhoods, and landmarks of the city, as well as highlighting lesser-known, quirkier shops, museums, and tidbits of local history. The birthplaces of british celebrities and locations of local markets are among the information depicted in hand-drawn letters and sketches. Jenni Sparks worked for two months to complete the map, which is sold here on the Evermade shop.
Champ de Mars and Eiffel Tower, Paris c. 1900 (via Flickr: Brooklyn Museum)