Two design and planning graduates from NC State recently started a line of city inspired t-shirts called CityFabric. The screen-printed shirts feature figure-ground diagrams of cities ranging from Durham, NC to San Francisco. They currently have 17 cities to choose from. Go check out their website and support local business! Now I only need to decide whether I want the shirt for where I live or where I wish I lived…
CitID is a website for people from around the world to uploaded graphic treatments of their cities. Check out this blurb from their website:
Our hope is that creatives from around the globe will make a logo or a visual interpretation of the city closest to their heart. The universal goal is that every city ultimately gets their own identity on CitID, and that both the city and it’s aesthetic contributor gets recognition through this library—a place where you come for visual inspiration and leave with more knowledge about the world we live in.
Pretty cool idea!
Kristopher Ho is an ambitious 23 year old illustrator from Hong Kong. He has plenty of work to pour through in his portfolio, but you should take some time to read about his ongoing project titled ‘Iblard.’ Since 2007 Kristopher has been developing a series of drawings outlining the various cities and spaces found in the entirely fictional land of Iblard. The project is still in early stages and I hope Kristopher eventually spends some time envisioning the inhabitants of the cities, but it’s a wonderful project with a lot of potential.
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