Graphic Europe – An Alternative Guide to 31 European Cities

“We are designers. We are urban creatures, and the cities we live in inform who we are and what we do. We know the friendly restaurants, designed with love and care; the bars with alternative music, a good cocktail list, and a crowd that is cool but not intimidating. We know the little local gems that have remained reassuringly unchanged through the decades, the skylines and street-scenes that make our cities unique and the rivers and parks that give us space to think. We look for open-mindedness and experimentalism wherever we go, and we find inspiration in unexpected places.” Graphic Europe is a guide to 31 of the hippest cities across Europe, written and illustrated by illustrators and designers living in those cites. Cutting right to the heart of their hometowns’ eclectic arts-scenes, the designers reveal their favourite restaurants, shops, galleries, and hotels. Each chapter is stunningly illustrated using photography, hand-drawing or collage, reflecting the designer’s individual experience of their urban environment. The result is an intimate, user-friendly guide to the hidden recesses of the European metropolis. A book that appeals not just to the design market, but to any traveler with an interest in visual or alternative culture.

Text: Hanaor Ziggy, Niemeyer Joana et al. cm 16×21; pp. 288; 500 ills; paperback. Publisher: Cicada Books, 2010.

ISBN: 9780956205308 | 0956205305

ID: 15517

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“We are designers. We are urban creatures, and the cities we live in inform who we are and what we do. We know the friendly restaurants, designed with love and care; the bars with alternative music, a good cocktail list, and a crowd that is cool but not intimidating. We know the little local gems that have remained reassuringly unchanged through the decades, the skylines and street-scenes that make our cities unique and the rivers and parks that give us space to think. We look for open-mindedness and experimentalism wherever we go, and we find inspiration in unexpected places.” Graphic Europe is a guide to 31 of the hippest cities across Europe, written and illustrated by illustrators and designers living in those cites. Cutting right to the heart of their hometowns’ eclectic arts-scenes, the designers reveal their favourite restaurants, shops, galleries, and hotels. Each chapter is stunningly illustrated using photography, hand-drawing or collage, reflecting the designer’s individual experience of their urban environment. The result is an intimate, user-friendly guide to the hidden recesses of the European metropolis. A book that appeals not just to the design market, but to any traveler with an interest in visual or alternative culture.

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