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“From the White Horse, with Love” is a short fiction zine self-published by two friends of mine from New York: Richard Keeshan and the super talented Danielle Blumstein, my roommate when I lived in the East Village.
I did all the illustrations.
The stories are great and the project is very, very cool. I love working on collaborations like this. Always a pleasure.
If anyone is interested, I have a few issues to give away. Message me here and I’ll get in touch!
Lots of Love from Deutschland.
This city is way too gorgeous for words… (and fun too!)
I’ll be here until the end of August, under the scorching sun, eating tapas, drinking sangria and attempting to speak some form of Castellano without mixing it with English or Portuguese. It’s almost impossible but unlike the French, the Spanish don’t seem to mind at all. Or maybe it’s just me. They find me so amusing and hilarious, they can’t get mad. (Whatever the reason, I am not complaining. :0)
Lots of love from Catalunya.
A few weeks ago I was commissioned to illustrate an invitation for a Baby Christening, which took place yesterday in Wales.
The mother is a good friend of mine and according to her, this particular baby is very fond of golf. He is only 1 year old but you know… mothers know these things. :0) Either way, this was a happy project and I loved working on it.
Here are a couple of initial sketches:
And the final piece, of course:
I don’t mean the whole of Brooklyn though. This post is specifically about Williamsburg, which I loved so very much.
In Williamsburg there is amazing street art everywhere you look:
If you’re lucky, you will run across one of these mobile art galleries parked in the middle of Bedford Avenue:
Williamsburg has amazing shops for all things vintage (Beacon’s Closet springs to mind), funky and creative. It’s kind of like Portobelo Road in London, but different, if you know what I mean. (Maybe that only makes sense to me, but there you have it.)
In Williamsburg, you can find anything from the very sweet:
To the fun and quirky:
To the amazing:
Williamsburg also has some great bars, cafes and restaurants.
I didn’t manage to visit every single one of them, that would be impossible, but I particularly loved Juliette’s, Marlow & Sons and The Union Pool. – This last one is great for live gigs! I definitely recommend it.
And the view, of course. How could I forget? Williamsburg has some of the best views of Manhattan.
If I ever moved to New York for good (one can hope, of course), I would definitely be torn between Williamsburg in Brooklyn or the West Village in Manhattan. Both areas are delightful, charming and oh, so cute.
And that’s it for Williamsburg, folks.
I still have tons of material on Brooklyn (DUMBO, the Brooklyn bridge, etc), but that will come later.
I may be back in Europe already, but my heart is still in New York. I miss it so much! New York surpassed every single expectation I had. The few months I lived over there were absolutely incredible and not nearly enough to satisfy my cravings and curiosity. It’s not like London, it’s not like Paris it’s not like Sydney and it’s not like São Paulo. It’s completely different and familiar at the same time. New York is not an imitation of anything. It’s completely unique. Everyone should go at some point. Definitely!
Lots of love.