Paris versus New York
A Tally of Two Cities
A chic and humorous visual homage to two of the world's most iconic cities.
When Vahram Muratyan began his online travel journal, Paris versus New York, he had no idea how quickly it would become one of the most buzzed-about sites on the Internet-it garnered more than a million and a half page views in just a few months, and the attention of savvy online critics. Now Muratyan presents his unique observations in this delightful book, featuring visually striking graphics paired with witty, thought-provoking taglines that celebrate the special details of each city. Paris versus New York is a heartfelt gift to denizens of both cities and to those who dream of big-city romance.
"Category by category, Mr. Muratyan invites readers to play an entertaining guessing game as they decode his apt juxtapositions. His thesis emerges playfully on every page: Vive la différence."
—Liesl Schillinger, The New York Times
"A punchy book of illustrations comparing and contrasting the two cities from Vahram Muratyan merits repeated reading. His keen eye and flat, graphic style both work in the service of some pretty incisive criticism. . . . You might think you know both, but I guarantee that you'll be surprised by this deft little book."
"[T]his awesome art book deserves a spot on your coffee table...no matter where you call home."
—Liza Darwin, Nylon
"The graphic designer gives tribute to both cities in visually stimulating ways, using vibrant prints and bold illustrations. A venn diagram of sorts, Paris Versus New York highlights what makes Paris and New York two of the liveliest cities in the world."
—The Daily Beast