The New Yorker Sketchbook
Original drawing published on The New Yorker magazine of April 23th 2012.
For these series, Vasco was asked not to illustrate a specific article but rather to occupy the spread with something that drew the reader in. The drawing was the article.
On this first piece of the series, the Art Director suggested a focus on the newer building of the city mixed with some of the more iconic ones from the New York skyline.
So there’s reference to Novel’s 100 Eleventh Avenue, Liebeskind’s Freedom Tower, Foster’s Hearst Tower, Sejima’s New Museum, Piano’s New York Times and the High Line among others.
All defining an imaginary river bank crossed by the Brooklyn Bridge.