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The Windows of New York and São Paulo

The Windows of New York and São Paulo
New York City-based graphic designer José Guizar’s captures the city’s eclectic array of windows through his weekly illustrations. Image Courtesy of José Guizar
New York City-based graphic designer José Guizar’s captures the city’s eclectic array of windows through his weekly illustrations. Image Courtesy of José Guizar

A little over a year ago, New York City-based graphic designer José Guizar started illustrating an obsession of his that had quickly grown since moving into the city: New York’s varied and eclectic windows. “A product of countless steps of journey through the city streets, this is a collection of windows that somehow have caught my restless eye out from the never-ending buzz of the city,” Guizar writes on his website. “This project is part an ode to architecture and part a self-challenge to never stop looking up.”

Others have since been inspired by Guizar’s colorful and captivating homage to the windows of NYC, and earlier this year São Paulo-based Nara Rosetto began her own weekly illustrations of windows in South America’s largest city.

Ranging from Victorian and porthole windows to windows with security bars, planting boxes and the occasional cat, the windows are as varied as the cities and buildings they occupy. 

Read on after the break for a journey through the windows of New York and São Paulo.

WINDOWS OF NEW YORK

The Windows of New York and São Paulo , New York City-based graphic designer José Guizar’s captures the city’s eclectic array of windows through his weekly illustrations. Image Courtesy of José Guizar
New York City-based graphic designer José Guizar’s captures the city’s eclectic array of windows through his weekly illustrations. Image Courtesy of José Guizar
113 THOMPSON ST. ― SOHO. Image Courtesy of José Guizar
113 THOMPSON ST. ― SOHO. Image Courtesy of José Guizar
290 LAFAYETTE ST. ― NOLITA. Image Courtesy of José Guizar
290 LAFAYETTE ST. ― NOLITA. Image Courtesy of José Guizar
186 SULLIVAN ST. ― WEST VILLAGE. Image Courtesy of José Guizar
186 SULLIVAN ST. ― WEST VILLAGE. Image Courtesy of José Guizar
219 EAST 4TH ST. ― EAST VILLAGE. Image Courtesy of José Guizar
219 EAST 4TH ST. ― EAST VILLAGE. Image Courtesy of José Guizar

WINDOWS OF SÃO PAULO

Pauliceia Building. Image Courtesy of Nara Rosetto
Pauliceia Building. Image Courtesy of Nara Rosetto
Maria Zélia Villa. Image Courtesy of Nara Rosetto
Maria Zélia Villa. Image Courtesy of Nara Rosetto
Courtesy of Nara Rosetto
Courtesy of Nara Rosetto
Eiffel Arch Building. Image Courtesy of Nara Rosetto
Eiffel Arch Building. Image Courtesy of Nara Rosetto
Hospital Matarazzo. Image Courtesy of Nara Rosetto
Hospital Matarazzo. Image Courtesy of Nara Rosetto

You can see Guizar's Windows of New York blog here and Rosetto's Janelas de SP blog here

Cite: Katie Watkins. "The Windows of New York and São Paulo " 18 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/557616/the-windows-of-new-york-and-sao-paulo/>
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