by Zolton in Cool Travel on Monday 10 March 2008

There’s a radiance about the creative work emanating from Brooklyn, New York right now; a glistening, velvetine glow that seeps through the illustrations and art and tickles the melodies of every hipster four-piece.

It’s like this is the hub of the renaissance. This is the competitive, encouraging environment in which creativity of all kinds can flourish — and, let’s face it, there’s a pretty decent sized market to pitch it all at too. I’m talking about bands such as Yeasayer, Mgmt, and Depeciation Guild. Illustrators like Fernanda Cohen and Ilana Kohn. The list is long. It’s nice to be able to be so immersed in what really is a stimulating place to live.