“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.