The Metropolis of Tomorrow, Yesterday

I am working on a few posters that will have watercolor paintings as the central image. For this one of the imploded and famous Hudson’s department store building in Detroit I found an image online, then simplified the structure, and elongated the tower to make it seem more ascendent and monumental, inspired by Hugh Ferris’ renderings in “The Metropolis of Tomorrow,” which I have admired since I encountered them in college.

The reference photo came from here.

With this one out of the way, I can turn back to the turkey. And with all this cold weather I have been thinking a lot about coffee. A coffee series seems in order.

Thanks for reading.

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One thought on “The Metropolis of Tomorrow, Yesterday

  1. laber1 December 22, 2014 / 4:40 pm

    This is really cool.

    Sent from my iPad

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