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I’m a New York City man March 17, 2009

Posted by David Gillespie in intent, storytelling.

“I am trying to draw every person in New York.” – Jason Polan.

A few thoughts:

  • I love a big, hairy, audacious goal, and this is exactly that
  • Faber Castell, Caran D’ache, Canson, etc. should be all over this
  • It’s a nice extension of Jason’s own brand as an artist
  • This feels like a visualisation of Hemingway’s “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”
  • The trick is going to be in catching the moment rather than the person, the intent rather than the outcome.

Found via Andrew Cafourek’s tumblog. I struggle to think of a better way to pass the time.

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1. Jeremy - March 19, 2009

Love it, what would really make this project zing would be a collage of his work over time. We could watch this piece of art grow and evolve over time, naturally this would work brilliantly online via a social network where by New Yorkers could log in to see whether they made the scene. Agree the magic is in the intent, but nonetheless a cracker of an idea. Keep me posted DG.

2. David Gillespie - March 19, 2009

Or drag it all into Google Maps (as our friend Mr. White is so fond of suggesting) and see his work progress over time through different locales.

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