"From sleeping strangers to subway cellists to Nick Cave, a loving portrait of a city whose vibrant vitality never stands still."
"In 2008, Jason Polan set himself the challenge of drawing every person in New York. Like Sufjan Stevens's aim to make 50 albums of the United States, it was essentially an impossible project, but what's come out of it is undoubtedly a success."
—New York Magazine
"In 400+ pages and 30,000 people, Jason presents a big-hearted and humanistic picture of the city. He draws at museums and on the subway, he draws his friends in loving detail and celebrities in unposed real-time situations, like Yoko Ono walking up the block away from him. There is a certain thrill in recognizing somebody in the pages of the book, but it’s the unknown train snoozers and the myriad of cab drivers drawn from the back seat that make up the bulk of the pleasure it delivers. There’s a thousand names and faces you might not recognize, and finding out who those people and why they ended up in the book requires paying attention, which Jason has been doing for years, pen and pad in hand. Getting to flip through years of his work at home, freed from seeing it on Instagram, and being able to look as closely and for as long as I like, has been one of the chief pleasures of my summer, which is all a long way to say: I think you will like this book."