City Art: Stephen Wiltshire, Artistic Genius

After posting the black and white aerial New York photos yesterday, we received a note from reader Mircrow about artist Stephen Wiltshire. After doing a little research we discovered his inspiring story… Stephen Wiltshire is a British artist who’s known for his amazingly detailed drawings of cityscapes. Stephen was born mute and was diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder at the age of three. At age four, Stephen was sent to a special needs school in London where he expressed an interest in drawing and began to communicate through his art, read more about his story here.
Drawings below include: New York City, Chicago, London, Venice, Sydney, Toronto, Westminster, and more.

(alot more pictures after the jump)


 

 

 

New York.

“Concrete Jungle where dreams are made of,
there’s nothing you can’t do.”

black & white photography. new york city. architect. aerial views.

via fffound via butdoesitfloat.com

Kehinde Wiley – Down @ Deitch Projects


for more kehinde wiley, go here.



Writing Your Thoughts: Moleskine Notebooks, Mini Sketchbooks

Internet, ipod, tv, videos, movies, parties, work, blackberry, cell phone, computer, internet, ipod, tv, favorite show at 9, wanted to see that new video, party on Saturday, pandora, twitter, facebook, youtube, myspace, ybf, perez hilton, tmz, limewire to download the new mixtape… its like we’re caught in a matrix sometimes, where we let electronics and the media completely rule our lives. Everyday, or every other day, or if you’re That busy, atleast once week take the time to unplug yourself from the world.

For my creative types, well, I know that you often have So many thoughts running through your head and the noise (tv, ipods, blackberries) around you makes it hard to catch those thoughts. I suggest a simple moleskine notebook. I initially carried mine around because it was a requirement for one of my drawing classes, but that class ended last year and I still continue to use it. Magazine tears, quotes, ideas and just plain scribbles, there’s alot of random things in my book. Plus, its nice to look back on what you were thinking on a particular day or what inspired you at a particular moment.

one of the pages from my notebook. this particular notebook isn’t the brand
moleskine instead its a mini hard bound sketchbook by art alternatives…

Now I know blogs and online journals have replaced the need to carry around little notebooks, but there’s still that special something about having a tangible book (one perk is that it even works when your Internet or computer are having issues.)

Moleskine now offers a collection of “city notebooks” that has maps, addresses, and tips for specific cities- (New York, LA, Atlanta, Hong Kong, Tokyo, London, Madrid, Stockholm, Toronto, Vancouver, and just many many more). They are Perfect for traveling!


I really like the Moleskine cahiers because they’re really light and are super easy to carry around. I would use these to take notes in my patternmaking and sewing classes.


You can purchase moleskines at your local book store, art store, or at the urbangent store.

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