Daniel Rotsztain's Sketches Celebrate Buildings That Unify Toronto

By: Amelia Roblin - Jan 22, 2015
References: allthelibraries & blogto
With a series of adorable library illustrations, one artist is essentially creating a visual love letter to the Toronto Public Library system. Daniel Rotsztain has visited all 99 of the existing branches in the city's various neighborhoods, and he's eagerly awaiting the opening of the metropolis' 100th location.

The desire of this creative individual was to document the aesthetic diversity of the buildings, all managing to house such a consistent atmosphere and familiarity, no matter which one visits. Each one expresses the history of its setting, constructed in architectural styles that range from Victorian and Georgian to contemporary and even automotive. Collectively, the 'All the Libraries' project illustrates a sense of unity and underlines the strong bonds that people have with their built environments. The loose line drawings have a casual charisma that makes their appreciation accessible to all.