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The Happiness Machine: The Detailed Drawings of Mark Lascelles Thornton

The Happiness Machine: The Detailed Drawings of Mark Lascelles Thornton

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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The Happiness Machine: The Detailed Drawings of Mark Lascelles Thornton, © Mark Lascelles Thornton
© Mark Lascelles Thornton
© Mark Lascelles Thornton
© Mark Lascelles Thornton
© Mark Lascelles Thornton
© Mark Lascelles Thornton
© Mark Lascelles Thornton
© Mark Lascelles Thornton
© Mark Lascelles Thornton
© Mark Lascelles Thornton
© Mark Lascelles Thornton
© Mark Lascelles Thornton

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Cite: Castro, Fernanda. "The Happiness Machine: The Detailed Drawings of Mark Lascelles Thornton" [The Happiness Machine: Los detallados dibujos de Mark Lascelles Thornton] 05 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. (Trans. Rosenfield, Karissa) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/355755/the-happiness-machine-the-detailed-drawings-of-mark-lascelles-thornton/> ISSN 0719-8884
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