Graphic USA An Alternative Guide to 25 US Cities
Where America leads, the rest of the world follows. Over the decades its cities have lured adventurous souls from around the world with the irresistible promise of the American Dream. Its histories have been built, knocked down and rebuilt bigger and better. This is the NewWorld. And who better to take you around the NewWorld than its artists? Following on from "Graphic Europe", "Graphic USA" is an alternative guide to 25 cities, written and illustrated by designers living in those cities. Following a user-friendly format, the book lists places to stay, bars, restaurants, galleries and clubs with a distinctly alternative edge. From Austin to Boston and Miami to Memphis, it's the book that will tell you where to find blue collar dive bars with wood panelling serving up tumblers of local whiskey. It picks out the uber-slick hotels designed by the hippest architects, and the weird restaurant in the strip mall that serves the best breakfast burrito this side of the border. Accompanying these nuggets of insider knowledge are brilliantly vivid illustrations that reflect the designers experiences of their city. A beautiful object, a useful guide, it offers a truly unique insight into the heart of American culture.