The Windows of New York and São Paulo

-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.

Giveaway: Andre Chiote Illustrations of Iconic Buildings

© André Chiote

André Chiote, a Portuguese architect renowned for designing illustrations that represent some of architecture’s most iconic buildings, has agreed to give five lucky winners a copy of their favorite print. To participate, browse through Chiote’s collection on his online shop and tell us which you like the best in the comment section below.

You have until Wednesday, January 29th to submit your comments. Winners will be contacted the following day. Good luck! 

The Modern Metropolis, Illustrated / Chris Dent

Illustrations by Chris Denty. You can find his work at http://www.chrisdent.co.uk/

The hand-drawn work of Chris Dent takes on the modern metropolis – depicting architecture in a way that is at once meticulously accurate & playfully imaginative.

Illustrations by Chris Denty. You can find his work at http://www.chrisdent.co.uk/

Dent’s clients include everyone from PUMA to XBOX, and his illustrations have appeared in publications such as Metropolis Magazine, Fast Companyand Wallpaper*Check out the Video below to see Chris in action, creating a detailled, time-consuming drawing of London. You can see more of his work, and browse his online shop, at his web site.

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World Population Concentrated

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What would the world’s landscape look like if it were concentrated into one megalopolis?  This graphic analysis illustrates the amount of land required to accommodate all 6.9 billion people based on the densities of cities across the globe.  The differences illuminate the adverse affects of suburban sprawl.

References: www.persquaremile.com
Photographs: www.persquaremile.com