I Lego N.Y.

I Lego N.Y. Cover

I Lego N.Y.

By Christoph Niemann; Kristina Weinhold (Photographer)

Abrams Image, Board Books, 9780810984905, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2010

"I LEGO N.Y." is an imaginative look at life in New York City constructed entirely out of LEGOs. Designer and illustrator Christoph Niemann was inspired to create a series of miniature New York vignettes out of his sons' toys after a few cold and dark winter days in Berlin. The former New Yorker then posted photographs of his creations along with his handwritten captions on his "New York Times" blog. Resident and honorary New Yorkers around the world respondedenthusiastically to the clever and minimalist inventions, which captured both the iconic (the Empire State Building) and the mundane (man standing on a subway platform) in fewer LEGO pieces than one might think possible. This book includes all of the original images, plus thirteen new creations. The resulting collection is delightful in its simplicity and moving in its ability to cature the spirit of life in New York in so few strokes.
Also available from Christoph Niemann: "Abstract City" and "Sunday Sketching."

About the Author
Christoph Niemann is also the creator of the picture books Subway, The Pet Dragon, and The Police Cloud, as well as the blog Abstract City at www.newyorktimes.com. He has illustrated covers for the New Yorker, the Atlantic, and the New York Times Magazine. The artist lives with his family in Berlin, Germany, and New York City.



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