is a blog about design, technology and culture written by Khoi Vinh, and has been more or less continuously published since December 2000 in New York City. Khoi is currently Principal Designer at Adobe, Design Chair at Wildcard and co-founder of Kidpost. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired by Etsy, Inc.), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design,” and was named one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America.” Khoi lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his wife and three children. Refer to the advertising and sponsorship page for inquiries.+
This is a time-lapse video of artist Patrick Vale drawing, by hand, the view from the top of a skyscraper in New York City. The intricate rendering—and the stamina required to execute it with consistency—is breathtaking. A detail of the piece, which Vale created last December, is below.
Vale seems to have an affinity for rendering architecture, often from very high vantage points. This is another film he made three years ago of a drawing of the view from the Empire State Building.
Also see this gorgeous collaboration with Pentagram in which Vale captured the Marylebone area of London in ink.
More work at patrickvale.co.uk.+