Visiting an unfamiliar city is usually best when you have a guide, a knowledgeable local pal who can show you the hidden treasures of his or her hometown. In the most ideal scenario, this friend would be motivated by sensibilities similar to your own — which is why so many traditional travel guidebooks, with their emphasis on
But this is no typical guidebook. Abundantly illustrated and lovingly laid out, Graphic USA is like having hip, insightful chaperones in multiple cities across the United States — graphic designers living in 25 metropolises (from capitals of cool like New York, Portland, Miami, and Los Angeles to less predictable locales such as Anchorage, Charleston, St. Louis, and Phoenix) were invited to write and illustrate
With listings for places to stay, bars, restaurants, galleries, and clubs, the book gives readers everything they need to live it up like natives in the know. From the
The cities included in this book are Anchorage, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Charleston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Providence, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, and Washington DC.
Author — Edited by Ziggy Hanaor.
Paperback. 272 pages. 6½" × 8½" (17 cm × 25 cm).
"We are designers. We are urban creatures, and the cities we live in inform who we are and what we do. We know the friendly restaurants, designed with love and care, the bars with alternative music, a good cocktail list, and a crowd that is cool but not intimidating. We know the little local gems that have remained reassuringly unchanged through the decades, the skylines and street scenes that make our cities unique and the rivers and parks that give us space to think. We look for