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“I am Milan” – New Book from Carlo Stanga

Carlo Stanga’s stylized drawings occupy a distinctive place between architectural design, fine art, and illustration. They are more imaginative than a blueprint, but rooted in impeccable details and the scientific realities of engineering. They offer an energetic and narrative spin on the cities we live in – the cities that Carlo loves.

Ever-inspired by his surroundings, Carlo recently approached Moleskin with the idea to create a series of illustrated books about the places we call home – but from an extraordinary and personified point of view. In “I Am the City,” each title will introduce a different locale by referencing the local lifestyle and mood, in addition to the different monuments and other architectural characteristics that most define it. This series is not just an architectural homage, although it certainly tips its hat. Instead, it very rightly remembers that a city is a living and breathing entity – one that has a unique history, but continues to evolve and grow.

The series begins with “Milan,” which you may now preorder here, and will move on to publish a new title every year. We are so excited to join Carlo and Moleskin as they take us on these beautiful illustrated tours.

Congratulations to Carlo on this inspiring and exciting project!

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Gaby D’Alessandro’s Beautiful Botanicals in Padua

One of the most distinctive projects that we’ve seen in the last year undeniably went to Gaby D’Alessandro, who was selected by the oldest botanical garden in the world – the Botanical Garden of Padua, Italy – to create lush portraits of famous scientists for their biodiversity garden:

Images by Gaby D’Alessandro:

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These wonderful images have been used as banners throughout the exhibition, and Gaby’s delicate botanicals and incredible attention to detail are made even more impressive by the large scale.

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Clearly, the Morgan Gaynin team is in need of a field trip. But until then, we’ll simply have to settle and celebrate Gaby’s wonderful achievement here in New York.

Congratulations!

“Find the Difference” – Easter Madness with Laura Tallardy Apps

Laura Tallardy is back on the scene with a wonderful new addition to the app market, and it’s just in time for Easter! “Find the Differences: Easter Bunny Edition,” which has been illustrated by the very talented Wendy Edelson, is an adorable – and FREE! – app for children and adults alike. Take in the charming, vintage children’s book-inspired illustrations and indulge in yourself in this adorable challenge. You’ll be ‘hoppy’ you did.

Download it here!

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Pete Ryan for the Village Voice

Pete Ryan’s recent trip to New York  (and awesome brunch with the blogmistress!) inspired him to create this amusing piece in honor of the coming spring. How exciting that, upon presenting it to the Village Voice, they decided to run it as today’s cover!

Image by Pete Ryan:

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Those that live in the city know that our current elation is also coupled with the thrilling reveal of at least 3 months worth of trash.

How humbling.

“Eat, Leo! Eat!” Book Trailer from Josée Bisaillon

Josée Bisaillon is back again with her latest picturebook, and we are so excited to see her bright and engaging illustrations bringing life to this wonderful story about family – and more importantly, belonging.

“Eat, Leo! Eat!” is her latest collaboration with Kids Can Press, and we couldn’t be happier to share this wonderful new tale with you.

Take a look at the book trailer here!

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Jonathan Bartlett in the New York Times “Arts and Leisure” Section

It’s always so exciting to see our artists grace the publications that enrich our personal lives.

Image by Jonathan Bartlett:

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So thank you, Jonathan Bartlett, for paying us a visit this Sunday by way of the New York Times Arts & Leisure section!

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The piece discussed the New York Philharmonic and how their current conductor is stepping down – without having named a successor. We just love this simple solution!