10 New York Inspired Gifts
We’re still a few months away from the christmas gift madness, but we’ve tracked down some cool New York inspired gifts you can surprise your loved ones with…
Manhattan / New York City typography map (BUY)
This beautiful Manhattan / New York City typography map features 47 areas, and the Central Park area even has a green tint! Printed with UV protected ink on premium archival 100# natural stock. Available in Ivory, Black, and Blue and comes in 4 sizes: 12″ x 18″ ($20), 14″ x 22″ ($39), 18″ x 24″ ($49), 20″ x 28″ ($59).
The Historical Atlas of New York City (BUY)
The Historical Atlas of New York City, second edition, takes us, neighborhood by neighborhood, through four hundred years of Gotham’s rich past, describing such crucial events as the city’s initial settlement of 270 people in thirty log houses; John Jacob Astor’s meteoric rise from humble fur trader to the richest, most powerful man in the city; and the fascinating ethnic mixture that is modern Queens. The full-color maps, charts, photographs, drawings, and mini-essays of this encyclopedic volume also trace the historical development and cultural relevance of such iconic New York thoroughfares as Fifth Avenue, Wall Street, Park Avenue, and Broadway.
NYC Mural (BUY)
This mural NEW YORK CITY is very appropriate to decorate the lining youth bedroom and is 372 wide x 270 high. It consists of 8 panels about 46 inches wide.
Grafitti A New York (BUY)
In 1973, graffiti ran rampant in NYC, reaching its peak that summer. The work of black writers from the Bronx like SUPER COOL 223, RIFF 70 (WORM/CASH), and PHASE 2 defined the art which the kids called Top-to-Bottom or T-to-B, as it vertically covered a full subway car. Some T-to-B pieces were so elaborate and complex that the NYT hypothesized that they were a collaboration between professional artists and the graffiti writers.
Paris vs New York (BUY IT ON AMAZON)
Paris vs New York is a chic and humorous visual homage to two of the world’s most iconic cities. When Vahram Muratyan began his online travel journal, Paris versus New York, he had no idea how quickly it would become one of the most buzzed-about sites on the Internet-it garnered more than a million and a half page views in just a few months, and the attention of savvy online critics. Now Muratyan presents his unique observations in this delightful book, featuring visually striking graphics paired with witty, thought-provoking taglines that celebrate the special details of each city. Paris versus New York is a heartfelt gift to denizens of both cities and to those who dream of big-city romance.
Up on the Roof: New York’s Hidden Skyline Spaces (BUY)
Pilot and photographer Alex MacLean has flown his plane over large areas of the United States, documenting the landscape from beautiful agricultural patterns to geometric city grids. In his new book, he directs his lens at the rooftops of New York City, showing the great complexity and life of the roofs of New York’s buildings. Depicting not only the city’s famous water towers, but pools, tennis courts, gardens, sunbathers, art, and restaurants up in the air, MacLean’s powerful images give readers a glimpse of a part of the city that usually remains hidden. His photographs leave little doubt about New York City’s “green” potential.
All the Buildings in New York: That I’ve Drawn So Far (BUY)
A charmingly illustrated journey through New York City, neighborhood by neighborhood. All the Buildings in New York is a love letter to New York City, told through James Gulliver Hancock’s unique and charming drawings of the city’s diverse architectural styles and cityscape. His buildings are colorful and chock full of fun and offbeat details, and this book is full of new discoveries as well as old chestnuts for anyone who loves the Big Apple. Organized by neighborhoods, the book features iconic New York buildings, such as the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, and Flatiron Building, as well as the everyday buildings that make up New York City—the boutique shops in SoHo, timeless brownstones in Brooklyn, and rows of busy markets in Chinatown. New Yorkers and tourists alike will savor this one-of-a-kind volume that uniquely celebrates the energy and spirit of the city that never sleeps.
New York Drawings by Adrian Tomine (BUY)
New York Drawings is a loving homage to the city that Tomine, a West Coast transplant, has called home for the past seven years. This lavish, beautifully designed volume collects every cover, comic, and illustration that he has produced for The New Yorker to date, along with an assortment of other rare and uncollected illustrations and sketches inspired by the city. Complete with notes and annotations by the author, New York Drawings will also feature a new introductory comic focusing on Tomine’s experiences as a New York illustrator.
Adrian Tomine’s illustrations and comics have been appearing for more than a decade in the pages (and on the cover) of The New Yorker. Instantly recognizable for their deceptively simple and evocative style, these images have garnered the attention of The New Yorker’s readership and the approbation of such venerable institutions as the Art Directors Club and American Illustration.
Pin City are wall maps printed on flexible felt panel. Use them as maps and mark your favorite places in the city, or as a bulletin board for photos, tickets, notes or souvenirs. The colors and the felt combine to make these wall maps a contemporary work of art that you can enhance at will. Size is 130×70 cm and 15 pins are included.
New York Effin City A6 Note Cards (BUY)
NYFC* A6 Note Cards by Terrapin Stationers. Engraved in black on bright white stock. Set of 6 cards with camo-lined kraft envelopes.