Today in awesomeness: British artist Jenni Sparks created a super detailed map of New York City?entirely by hand. The map shows most of Manhattan, parts of Brooklyn and Queens, plus Liberty and Ellis Islands. The buildings are sketched in black ink, with landmarks and notable buildings closely replicated. Parks and subway lines add splashes of color, while icons and establishment names break up the blocks of buildings. The whole map is really great (and is the perfect holiday gift for your nerd friends), but the real fun is in the details, like the moustache and beer cans under "Williamsburg" and the giant steak in the "Meatpacking District."
· Hand Drawn Map of New York [Jenni Sparks]