Synopses & Reviews
A deluxe, expanded edition of one artistandrsquo;s chic and humorous visual homage to two of the worldandrsquo;s most iconic cities
Inspired by the popularity of French graphic artist Vahram Muratyanandrsquo;s original Paris versus New York book, here is an expanded large-trim edition with more than thirty additional new pairings of iconic images from the City of Lights and the Big Apple. This deluxe edition is a great gift for those who love the warmth and wit of Maira Kalman and Christoph Neimannandrsquo;s I Lego New York, the design-savvy eye of The Sartorialist, and the adventurous imagination of The Atlas of Remote Islands. Muratyanandrsquo;s visually striking graphics paired with witty, thought-provoking taglines celebrate the special details of each cityandmdash;favorites of denizens from both cities and those happily torn in between.
andquot;In his witty, high-concept, high-colored flipbook andldquo;Paris Versus New York: A Tally of Two Citiesandrdquo; ...Mr. Muratyan uses splashy collagist art to showcase the visual beauty marks of the two metropolises.andquot;
A chic and humorous visual homage to two of the world's most iconic cities.
When Vahram Muratyan began his online travel journal, Paris versus New York, he had no idea how quickly it would become one of the most buzzed-about sites on the Internet-it garnered more than a million and a half page views in just a few months, and the attention of savvy online critics. Now Muratyan presents his unique observations in this delightful book, featuring visually striking graphics paired with witty, thought-provoking taglines that celebrate the special details of each city. Paris versus New York is a heartfelt gift to denizens of both cities and to those who dream of big-city romance.
About the Author
Vahram Muratyan is a freelance art director and graphic designer based in Paris, where his clients include Chanel, the Opandeacute;ra de Paris, and the Cannes Film Festival. He is the coauthor of J'ai toujours randecirc;vandeacute; de d'andecirc;tre un artiste (2010), an illustrated guide to becoming an artist. He lives in Paris and, soon, New York City, too.