Part art book, part graphic novel, Continuous City tells the story of two young New Yorkers, Allen and Pearl, as they meet in a New York that is continuously transforming between a variety of shapes and sizes. From a circular New York, to a compact New York, to a New York laid on its side, they wonder if their relationship can withstand a New York that is still struggling to find its true form.
The book will feature hundreds of actual buildings of New York City that I have individually hand-painted with watercolor and ink. In addition to a book, there will be an interactive component where you can create, narrate, and share your own versions of New York. You can check out an early prototype here.
I am a web developer, artist, and joy evangelist living and working in New York City. I most recently worked on a project called Cities of You where I envisioned people as imaginary cities using words and paintings.
I am interested in the intersection of art & technology, hand-painted & computer-generated, personal & collaborative. You can view more work on my personal website.
388 backers successfully funded the book on Kickstarter!
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Want to see before you buy? No problem! Click the link below to view the first couple chapters.
* Please keep in mind, this is a work-in-progress and content/layout are rough and subject to change
A limited edition poster will be on sale, featuring over 200 New York City water-colored buildings that appear in the book. Initially they will be available as a reward on my Kickstarter Campaign. A limited number of posters will be available to purchase after the campaign is over as well.
Not ready to buy? You can always follow the progress of the project in a number of ways:
Can't buy the book yet, but still would like to help? Spreading the word would go a really long way!
Here are some images if you'd like to share Continuous City on your blog or social network:
Any questions, comments, or concerns? Shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll get back to you as soon as possible!