- Graphic USA - An Alternative Guide to 25 US Cities
- By: collaboration
- ISBN: 978-0-9562053-2-2
- Price: US $30.00 / CDN $33.00 / UK £19.99
- Desc: Flexicover 21x16cm / 272 pgs / 350 color ills.
- Category: Travel/Design
- Release Date: March 2011
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 hotels, bars, restaurants, galleries, and clubs with a distinctly alternative edge, and then brings the cities to life with beautiful and highly individual illustrations by both established and emerging artists who are at the heart of their city’s cultural scene.
From Austin to Boston and Miami to Memphis, it’s the book that will tell you where to find the wood-panelled, basement dive bar that serves up tumblers of excellent local whiskey. It picks out the über-slick hotels designed by the hippest architects, and the weird restaurant in the strip mall that makes the best breakfast burrito this side of the border.
Graphic USA captures in body and spirit the alternative, independent culture that is bubbling underneath the American mainstream, feeding into it constantly, but not immediately apparent to the visiting outsider. An exciting new addition to the travel/design market, it serves simultaneously as a gallery of beautiful images, a directory of talented illustrators and designers, and a travel guide for a weird and wonderful alternative road trip across America.
The cities included in this guide are:
Anchorage, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Charleston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Providence, San Francisco, Seattle, St Louis, and Washington DC.