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Urbanic Inspiration

The rise in cityscape art reflects the modern dream of city life

Implications - For centuries, art depicting landscapes offered comfort and inspiration to people, hinting at a yearning for tranquil life outside the city. The recent popularity of cityscape art, however, suggests that as more people move to urban cores, or dream of doing so, the city has become an idealistic destination.
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Gritty Cityscapes
Gritty Cityscapes
Edward Burtynsky Captures Dark Landscapes
What if some of today’s most thought-provoking artistic photography depicted the darker side of the modern industrialized world? That question may be answered at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, where the… MORE
Cityscape Wall Decals
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Removable Stickers Turn Your Walls into Urban Skylines
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Ancient Cityscapes
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Russian Designers Ujean and Glazyrin Create Sweeping Masterpieces
Depictions of ancient cities always seem to hold our attention. There is an inherent fascination with how the lives of those before us were lived. The work by Ujean and Glazyrin plays to that fascination… MORE
Cityscape Laptop Decals
Cityscape Laptop Decals
Customize Your Mac With These Fun Sticker Designs
There are many ways to customize your Mac laptop; you can change the key colors, your desktop background and your screensaver. Have you ever thought of decals though? While some may think of walls when… MORE
Cityscape Sneakers
Cityscape Sneakers
Adidas ZX700 Gets Edgy With an Urban Flair for Your Feet
Adidas is on a winning streak when it comes to innovative design and the ZX700 proves that they aren’t easing back on thinking of creative concepts. The ZX700 is a unique running shoe that has silhouettes… MORE
Cityscapes Made of Toys
Cityscapes Made of Toys
New York City Replica Made Entirely of LEGO Blocks
This LEGO cityscape is possibly the greatest, cutest, most awesome thing you’ll see this week--assuming you’ve ever spent time in the fair city of New York. The New York Times opinion blog was graced with… MORE
Tilt-Shift Cityscapes
Tilt-Shift Cityscapes
'Inbetween' by James Abbott Captures Nature Coexisting With City
It's hard not to love tilt-shift photography, especially when it's done as expertly as 'Inbetween' by James Abbott. This miniaturized series of cityscapes captures the balance of nature and humankind that… MORE
Mixed Media Cityscapes
Mixed Media Cityscapes
Gibran Julian's ‘Cities Within Cities' Digital Artwork
We’ve seen a mix of real life and illustration throughout the fashion world, but Gibran Julian’s ‘Cities Within Cities’ series shows that this mixed media phenomenon has taken over the art world… MORE
Swimming Over Skylines
Swimming Over Skylines
Underwater Billboard Lets You Float Above NYC
Afraid of heights? Steer clear of this swimming pool then. It is actually an underwater billboard display created for HSBC. The Indian ad agency, Ogilvy & Mather Mumbai took an aerial photo of New York… MORE
Time-Traveling Cityscapes
Time-Traveling Cityscapes
Archaic Camera Captures Futuristic City of Dubai
The city of Dubai seems to be built on the brink of the future. However, photographer Martin Becka has decided to flip the avant garde city on its head by capturing photos of the city with an 1857 view… MORE
Faux Cityscapes
Faux Cityscapes
Fabric Window Blinds Feature Abstract City Views
Suburbanites and city dwellers alike will love these window blinds by Iukbox. The fabric window covers are black-and-white cityscapes, which can give you the view you’ve always wanted, rather than the… MORE
Eccentric Cityscapes
Eccentric Cityscapes
A Unique View of Japan in Tokyo Monogatari by Ilse Leenders
Tokyo Monogatari by Ilse Leenders is a photo series inspired by the typical aspects of modern, everyday life in Japan. Leenders, a Dutch artist, created a visual synthesis of the habitual rituals of Tokyoites,… MORE
Humbling City-Scapes
Humbling City-Scapes
David Terrazas Brings Architectural Achievement Back Down to Earth
Madrid is the bustling capital city of Spain. Back in my glory days, I studied and lived in this incredible party paradise located in the middle of the Iberian countryside and was blown away by the enormity… MORE
Jenga Block Buildings
Jenga Block Buildings
'Bumps in Beijing' Gives the City Skyline a Playful Aesthetic
An integrated project in China, ‘BUMPS in Beijing’ by SAKO Architects consists of four residential buildings and a commercial building. BUMPS in Beijing truly has a unique design concept. Not only are… MORE

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