Visited or lived Paris and New York or maybe one of them or maybe none, either way you’ll probably understand these illustrations. It is a clever and fun way to represent the differences between those two major cities. Both cities of modern fashion and tourism, but still very different, partly because of the clash of continents; Europe vs. America. The theme of the images is mostly about culture, or better said: the way of living, and the name of the illustration project is “A Tally of Two Cities”: such a sympathetic name that will definitely draw attention to readers.
Not to mention the very illustrations that has a minimalistic style, and is colorful and attractive to the eye. Whether you agree with the representation of the differences or not, you will definitely have a good time taking a look at the illustration selection. Enjoy!
The butter cream filled French macarons are not that known in New York where the cupcake still rules.
The road signs are very different, sharper in New York than in Paris where the signs have an old-fashion style.
In Paris pigeons are considered as rats in New York
In Paris tips are not expected but if you like you can leave some small change if the service is good. In New York it’s a widely practiced social custom; you double the tax and leave it on the table.
Jean-Luc Godard and Woody Allen
The French enjoy the little espressos at cafés while Americans orders an extra large Americano to go.
While Quasimodo climbed the Notre Dame when kidnapping Esmeralda, King Kong conquered the Empire State Building.
Paris is known for its delicious baguettes as New York is known for its yummy bagels with cream cheese.
Paris and New York style buildings. Elegance vs. urban with the well-known fire stairs.
Grey winter in Paris while sunny winter in New York.