James Hancock is one of those illustrators who makes drawings so unique and quirky, you just can’t turn away from them. He ‘panics that he may not be able to draw everything in the world… at least once’, which is why Hancock has finally released an incredible ode to his hometown of Sydney, Australia, complete with all the quirks we’ve come to know from this Aussie illustrator.
All the Buildings in Sydney is a love letter of sorts. It’s an exploration of architecture. It’s a work of art that shows just what Sydney is and how it ticks. And it all comes from the talented hand of James Hancock.
You’ll see the big stars of Sydney in this book: the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Town Hall. But Hancock also reveals the buildings hiding beneath the shadows, such as the row houses bursting with character and tucked away in Sydney’s inner west, or the heritage-listed White Bay Power Station with its raw and fearless composition.
If James Hancock’s work looks familiar, it’s because this illustrator released All the Buildings in New York (that I’ve drawn so far) back in 2013.