Hello, New York : An Illustrated Love Letter to the Five Boroughs
From beloved author, illustrator and New Yorker Julia Rothman comes this visual homage to the city she calls home. With humour and tenderness, Rothman offers an eclectic assortment of quirky historical titbits (how the lion sculptures in front of the New York Public Library got their names), expertise on idiosyncratic places to visit (where to find the tennis courts at Grand Central Station), interviews with locals (thoughts on love and life from a Hasidic Jewish landlord) and personal recollections from growing up in the Bronx (eating fried fish at Johnny's Reef)--all illustrated in her signature whimsical, hand-drawn style. An illustrated city guide that's as entertaining as it is informative, this is a treasure for anyone who hearts New York.
- Hardback | 144 pages
- 156 x 204 x 18mm | 359.99g
- 01 Apr 2014
- CHRONICLE BOOKS
- San Francisco, United States
- full-colour throughout
"Artist and author Julia Rothman pays eclectic tribute to the city, illustrating the unexpected.... Very personal and charming." - New York Daily News "An endearing combination memoir and Baedeker." - New York Times "Julia Rothman has been one of my favorite illustrators for the past ten years, and this book hit home with me in a way that few other books have ever done. From heartfelt poems dedicated to New York City's bodegas to the beautifully illustrated ceilings of Grand Central Station, Hello, New York is both a welcome guide to visitors and new residents and a familiar friend to those who grew up here." - Grace Bonney, Design*Sponge "Julia's Rothman's love letter to NYC is one of the most moving things I've read all year. Whether you're a local or just visiting, it breaks down some of the most beloved - and unknown - areas of all five boroughs and brings them to life." - Design*Sponge
About Julia Rothman
Julia Rothman has lived in three different boroughs of New York City and currently resides in Brooklyn. She has illustrated and designed products for the likes of Urban Outfitters and Victoria's Secret, her illustrations appear regularly in The New York Times and Design*Sponge and she has a line of letterpress stationery printed and distributed by Hello!Lucky.