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All The Buildings In New York

I’m so in love with the illustrative style of the amazing Aussie James Gulliver Hancock who is currently based out of Brooklyn, New York where he is working in a super cool project called All The Buildings In New York. His goal is to draw all of the buildings in New York, and I’m thrilled he has taken on that challenge as the architecture there is just so diverse and beautiful and I know so many would love to see their buildings drawn by him – how nice to own one of his prints if you happen to live in the building that he so nicely sketched and painted.

James Gulliver Hancock

James Gulliver Hancock

James Gulliver Hancock

James Gulliver Hancock

James Gulliver Hancock

There’s no question, illustrations are a huge trend at the moment. You see them everywhere now, on books, on magazines, on fabric, product packaging, cd covers, on magazines, inside of them, more than ever before illustrations are on and in everything. It’s a trend I love! What do you think of James’ work? I can’t get enough of what he’s doing personally and I feel so inspired by it and his gorgeous colorways and how he embellishes his images beyond the house to create doodles and such. I wish he’d come to Germany and draw some of the Jugenstil buildings where I live, or can you imagine him drawing the buildings in Amsterdam or Greece or perhaps modern homes in LA? I wonder what he’ll draw after he finishes his New York project?

I’m sooo lovin’ James at the moment though… you too?

(images: james gulliver hancock)

Posted by decor8 in Arts + Crafts on June 28, 2011

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  1. thejoyofcolor commented
    June 28th, 2011 at 9:58pm

    Love it , and yes i can imagine how the beautiful Duch housed woulld look like drawn by Jame,
    Thanks for sharing Yael

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  2. jeska commented
    June 28th, 2011 at 10:01pm

    Love this post and what an amazing project! Thanks for showing us this x

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  3. Will commented
    June 28th, 2011 at 10:04pm

    I’m so addicted to his work, Holly! He held an exhibition of his illustrations on Ludlow St in the Lower East Side a few months back and I was half tempted to jump on a flight over there just to view it! I love the colours he uses, too.

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  4. Heba commented
    June 28th, 2011 at 10:06pm

    so lovely, 55 west 8th. street is my favourite one :)

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  5. Tina Ramchandani commented
    June 28th, 2011 at 10:17pm

    These illustrations are gorgeous! I think I need to own one. Thanks for posting!

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  6. Jason Thompson commented
    June 28th, 2011 at 10:23pm

    The models are awesome.

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  7. Genelle commented
    June 28th, 2011 at 10:25pm

    Just lovely! Great artist!

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  8. michele maule commented
    June 28th, 2011 at 10:27pm

    Yes! I do love them!

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  9. Rebecca commented
    June 28th, 2011 at 10:39pm

    Love his work! I hope he comes to DC next! Would LOVE having my building sketched by him!

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  10. Monica commented
    June 28th, 2011 at 10:41pm

    That is a big Yes from me. I love his work. As always, thanks for sharing.

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  11. Nuit commented
    June 28th, 2011 at 10:45pm

    wow! this truly gorgeous and inspiring in every possible way! Thanks Holly!

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  12. Heather commented
    June 28th, 2011 at 11:03pm

    That’s ambitious! I can’t wait until he works his way up to West 85th Street so I can see my old building!

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  13. Ingrid Jansen commented
    June 28th, 2011 at 11:06pm

    what an awesome project! that photo with the 3 houses is so inspiring. i would love to draw a house right now (if i could)

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  14. Laura commented
    June 28th, 2011 at 11:26pm

    Love these illustrations, they have so much character (making me even more excited about visiting New York in October!!) Would be wonderful if he drew Liberty… x x x

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  15. mindy lacefield commented
    June 28th, 2011 at 11:27pm

    oh these are just divine. i adore the splotches of color and swirly marks. how inspiring! :-)

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  16. Jem commented
    June 29th, 2011 at 12:56am

    I’d love to see his take on some of London’s beautiful buildings; imagine his interpretation of Claridge’s, Liberty’s and Westminster!

    These are stunning illustrations, he has such a talent!

    Jem xXx

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  17. Fiona commented
    June 29th, 2011 at 2:08am

    what an amazing idea. the buildings in new york are so beautiful

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  18. Jo commented
    June 29th, 2011 at 4:06am

    L O V E.
    I am a small gallery owner and we are loving architectural paintings and renderings right now…in fact we just finished a solo show for a young artist (Kevan Anne Murray) who did a series based on her hometown 14 paintings were brought in and we only had 6 left by the end of the first weekend…and 4 left at the end of the show.
    These are fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Katrina commented
    June 29th, 2011 at 4:42am

    I think the ice cream parlor is my favorite. I also like the doodle around the building. It seems more organic and most likely true to the artist.

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  20. Domestic Lioness commented
    June 29th, 2011 at 5:00am

    So whimsical and lovely! I think I want them all.

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  21. Lisa Maria commented
    June 29th, 2011 at 6:23am

    What a great idea! I am a sucker for illustrations, and this James guy is no exception! Having grown up in LA, I would love it if he attempted that after NYC.

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  22. debbie commented
    June 29th, 2011 at 8:38am

    Hi Holly

    What a wonderful idea and what a fantastic artist. thanks for sharing.

    Deb

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  23. Nat @ Dear Little House commented
    June 29th, 2011 at 9:54am

    It’s just such a different way of viewing the city too.

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  24. belinda/gretchenmist commented
    June 29th, 2011 at 10:45am

    gorgeous work! love the splashes of colour in the background :)

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  25. Sally @ ourdreamlives commented
    June 29th, 2011 at 11:11am

    That is such an amazing project – so inspiring! It’s making me want to get out my drawing pencils!
    Love these illustrations, the colours in each of the buildings are gorgeous!

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  26. Your Lifestyle Guide commented
    June 29th, 2011 at 12:17pm

    Wow, amazing project. Totally love it!

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  27. helcio commented
    June 29th, 2011 at 11:10pm

    gorgeous illustrations, thanks for sharing

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  28. Anastasia commented
    June 30th, 2011 at 4:58am

    his work is amazing!! ive seen it before but completely forgot about it…thanks for sharing!

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  29. Brooke H commented
    June 30th, 2011 at 8:35am

    Love these illustrations! Was hoping to see my building but no such luck. :(

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  30. simone commented
    June 30th, 2011 at 6:28pm

    Me too! LOVE! Would be a really great souvenier as well!

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  31. Emma commented
    July 1st, 2011 at 11:29am

    Thank you for introducing me to his work…….Love It!

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  32. JennaLis commented
    July 5th, 2011 at 4:41am

    gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!
    Love this work! I went to NYC for the first time last summer & fell in love. It’s not my beautiful west coast of Canada, but the vibe the city has is amazing. It’s a place I will totally go back to & would love to have this art on my walls!

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  33. Jane commented
    July 19th, 2011 at 9:16am

    Oooh, these illustrations are divine! I would love to see something similar done in Australia :)

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