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    Adrian Tomine: New York Drawings

Illustration: Stories of New Yorkers as seen through the shrewd eyes of Adrian Tomine

Posted by Liv Siddall,

If you think that not living in New York will hinder how much you’re going to enjoy these drawings, think again. Even though cartoonist Adrian Tomine predominantly depicts scenes from the Big Apple, the tender moments and chance encounters illustrated on these pages are universal. In his book New York Drawings released in 2012, Adrian compiled all the world-famous editorial work he had done for the New Yorker into one big publication. The images read like a novel; the scene is the city, the story is a wry comedy of 8 million lives blindly bumping into one another. It’s almost as if the protagonist in this book is the breeze that blows up through the grates in the road, wafting over people as they receive Amazon packages, get book deals, catch someone’s eye on the subway, and move like funny, flustered ants around the streets.

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    Adrian Tomine: New York Drawings (close up)

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    Adrian Tomine: New York Drawings (close up)

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.