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Vahram Muratyan. Paris vs. New York: Minimalist Illustrated Parallels of Culture.

For the past two years, graphic designer Vahram Muratyan, a self-described “lover of Paris wandering through New York,” has been chronicling the peculiarities and contradictions of the two cities through “a friendly visual match” of minimalist illustrated parallel portraits.

Today, Muratyan joins the finest blog-turned-books with Paris versus New York: A Tally of Two Cities — an absolutely charming collection of these vibrant visual dichotomies and likenesses. (by Maria Popova)

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Minimal, Creative Graphics Of ‘Paris VS New York’

Graphic artist Vahram Muratyan compiled his first set of playful illustrations in his eponymous book, ‘Paris VS New York’, and has since released the second edition that includes a new series of illustrations. 

His visual matches are quaint and tongue-in-cheek, paying homage to the two cities and celebrating their unique characteristics. 

Visually appealing, his graphics make for good wall art too. 

So, would you prefer to be called a ‘bobo’ or a ‘hipster’? 

PRADA x VAHRAM MURATYAN’S T-SHIRT COLLECTION

After the virtual lookbook “Prada Parallel Universes” made in collaboration with Illustrator Vahram Muratyan at the beginning of year, now comes a unique capsule collection of basic unisex T-shirts with different prints inspired by creations from Prada’s spring/summer 2012 collection - from heels with flame detailing to statement sunglasses! The shirts hit specific stores in mid-July priced at €150. Need!

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Paris vs New York | Tony Miotto || Design Observer

Based on Vahram Muratyan’s Book, Paris vs New York, Edition Penguin Book

Strolling the streets of Manhattan about a year ago, Vahram Muratyan, a Paris-based graphic designer, wondered why it was that being in New York made him miss Paris, and being in Paris made him long for New York.

To try to pinpoint his pining, he kept track of the differences and similarities between Gotham and the City of Light. Rather than photograph the objects that define each metropolis, Muratyan started a sketch a day for family and friends back home, and the inevitable “Paris versus New York” blog was born.