See if You Can Spot All the New York City References in this Illustration

Posted on: April 30th, 2015 at 5:16 am by

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‘New York Island’ by Nathan Doverspike

Pittsburgh native Nathan Doverspike has made an island of misfit pop-culture out of Manhattan. It’s simply called ‘New York Island’ but the image proves otherwise. In it, Doverspike has intricately illustrated the iconic ins and outs of the city, while tossing clever nods to Seinfeld, Ninja Turtles, Keith Haring, and others into every nook and cranny of the island. Oddly enough, NYC’s tourism figurehead Taylor Swift didn’t appear to make the cut in his cartoonish depiction.

Here’s the skinny on the project:

For four months I have been working on a illustration of New York and it is finally done. My goal was to capture the essence of New York in a fun abstract illustration. The illustration consists of the buildings, pop culture and history of New York from the past, present and future. The illustration was hand drawn with brush and ink then colored digitally. After hundreds of hours of drawing and coloring it is ready to be printed!

The project is unique in that it’s already done; Doverspike’s just kickstarting the printing end of it. The print is slated to ship within one month following the end of the funded project, but at the very latest by July 1.

We applaud his choice for Gizmo as a New York rep, rather than these guys.

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