The Happiness Machine: The Detailed Drawings of Mark Lascelles Thornton

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With just a Rotring Isograph pen on arches paper, artist Mark Lascelles Thornton completed this scrupulously detailed architectural drawing project titled “The Happiness Machine”. Each sheet represents a city – such as Chicago, Shanghai, London and New York – and is stylized in red and gray ink.

In addition to the meticulous detail of the buildings, the work is even more amazing considering the scale: the final piece will spread across eight panels measuring 8 by 5 feet.

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© Mark Lascelles Thornton
© Mark Lascelles Thornton
© Mark Lascelles Thornton
© Mark Lascelles Thornton
© Mark Lascelles Thornton

via This is Colossal.com 

Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "The Happiness Machine: The Detailed Drawings of Mark Lascelles Thornton" 05 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 Jul 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=355755>

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    Rotring!!!!
    I haven’t use them for ages……
    Missing the old days!

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    Great buildings… But where is the life of the city, aka people?

    Tbh, not really as great as Sant Elia or LeCorb’s drawings of their vision for the city.

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      I think he was not intending to show the people. This is HIS vision of these cities. It’s such a great piece that I find hard to believe that you had nothing else to say other than comparing this artist’s work with other two who did the exact same thing: portrait cities according to their vision — not to be compared.

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