Adrian Tomine has a talent for capturing the strangeness and beauty of life in a city, from creeping Brooklyn gentrification to the subway-borne Missed Connection. His frequent illustrations for The New Yorker have always made me wish I could own a larger print -- in fact, a copy of his iconic post-Hurricane Sandy cover hangs in our living room.
Luckily, Tomine recently expanded his online store to include a bevy of new large-format prints, including a handful from New York Drawings, the beautiful collection of New York-centric illustrations he recently published with Drawn and Quarterly. At $250, they’re a pricey buy -- but considering the name the 38-year-old Tomine has made for himself in his relatively short career as a graphic artist, it’s easy to think of them as investments. [Adrian Tomine Prints]