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Tenth Avenue and 22nd Street and Cranberry and Henry, Brooklyn Heights by Jorge Colombo
“For years and years I have prowled cities for moments such as these,” says artist Jorge Colombo of his distinctive cityscapes. He created these beloved images—Tenth Avenue and 22nd Street graced the cover of the New Yorker—using an iPhone. See more of his work.
Tenth Avenue and 22nd Street and Cranberry and Henry, Brooklyn Heights by Jorge Colombo
“For years and years I have prowled cities for moments such as these,” says artist Jorge Colombo of his distinctive cityscapes. He created these beloved images—Tenth Avenue and 22nd Street graced the cover of the New Yorker—using an iPhone. See more of his work.

Tenth Avenue and 22nd Street and Cranberry and Henry, Brooklyn Heights by Jorge Colombo

“For years and years I have prowled cities for moments such as these,” says artist Jorge Colombo of his distinctive cityscapes. He created these beloved images—Tenth Avenue and 22nd Street graced the cover of the New Yorker—using an iPhone. See more of his work.

Lexington and 53rd Street by Jorge Colombo (left)Prince and Lafayette by Jorge Colombo (right)
Excitement ahead, collectors! In the two and a half years since Jen first introduced Jorge Colombo's beautifully-rendered iPhone finger paintings of iconic New York City scenes, Jorge became the first to create a New Yorker cover with the new medium, going on to complete five covers to date and having his own finger painting blog on their site. His process and its lush results have even landed him a Good Morning America interview, and he was recently commissioned to reinterpret the T from the New York Times T Magazine.
Jorge’s trajectory may be familiar to those of you who have been following his work since we released his first prints, but with today’s editions—Lexington and 53rd Street and Prince and Lafayette—we have more good news: Both images are from his newly-released book, New York: Finger Paintings by Jorge Colombo, published by Chronicle Books in association with 20x200. The book is now available from both Chronicle and Amazon.
From Jen’s introduction in Jorge’s New book:

[Jorge] depicts these places with broad strokes and imprecisely shining lights, creating the impression that everything is moving—the traffic and the people, each one of us contributing to the shimmering shuffle of the city’s pulse. This is the feel of the New York I know.
Lexington and 53rd Street by Jorge Colombo (left)Prince and Lafayette by Jorge Colombo (right)
Excitement ahead, collectors! In the two and a half years since Jen first introduced Jorge Colombo's beautifully-rendered iPhone finger paintings of iconic New York City scenes, Jorge became the first to create a New Yorker cover with the new medium, going on to complete five covers to date and having his own finger painting blog on their site. His process and its lush results have even landed him a Good Morning America interview, and he was recently commissioned to reinterpret the T from the New York Times T Magazine.
Jorge’s trajectory may be familiar to those of you who have been following his work since we released his first prints, but with today’s editions—Lexington and 53rd Street and Prince and Lafayette—we have more good news: Both images are from his newly-released book, New York: Finger Paintings by Jorge Colombo, published by Chronicle Books in association with 20x200. The book is now available from both Chronicle and Amazon.
From Jen’s introduction in Jorge’s New book:

[Jorge] depicts these places with broad strokes and imprecisely shining lights, creating the impression that everything is moving—the traffic and the people, each one of us contributing to the shimmering shuffle of the city’s pulse. This is the feel of the New York I know.

Lexington and 53rd Street by Jorge Colombo (left)

Prince and Lafayette by Jorge Colombo (right)

Excitement ahead, collectors! In the two and a half years since Jen first introduced Jorge Colombo's beautifully-rendered iPhone finger paintings of iconic New York City scenes, Jorge became the first to create a New Yorker cover with the new medium, going on to complete five covers to date and having his own finger painting blog on their site. His process and its lush results have even landed him a Good Morning America interview, and he was recently commissioned to reinterpret the T from the New York Times T Magazine.

Jorge’s trajectory may be familiar to those of you who have been following his work since we released his first prints, but with today’s editions—Lexington and 53rd Street and Prince and Lafayette—we have more good news: Both images are from his newly-released book, New York: Finger Paintings by Jorge Colombo, published by Chronicle Books in association with 20x200. The book is now available from both Chronicle and Amazon.

From Jen’s introduction in Jorge’s New book:

[Jorge] depicts these places with broad strokes and imprecisely shining lights, creating the impression that everything is moving—the traffic and the people, each one of us contributing to the shimmering shuffle of the city’s pulse. This is the feel of the New York I know.

New on 20x200: Greene and Spring by Jorge Colombo

10”x8” ($20) | 14”x11” ($50) | 20”x16” ($200)    

In the newsletter, Jen writes: 

While I was airborne, Jorge was paying a visit to 20x200 HQ, where he told Sara that he was particularly pleased these are the first two images that we selected for editions from his forthcoming book, a pair whose presentation was informed by his (considerable) efforts to perfectly sequence said tome. We’re pretty darn pleased ourselves—proud to be co-presenting the forthcoming title with our friends at Chronicle Books and cooking up all kinds of fun in conjunction with its arrival online and in the real world. 

Greene and Spring is also the first of Jorge’s editions to have previously been published on the cover of The New Yorker. From phone to magazine to fine art edition—and soon to be bound up in the pages of a bona fide (and awfully good-looking) book—Greene and Spring and Queens travel well.

New on 20x200: Queens by Jorge Colombo

10”x8” ($20) | 14”x11” ($50) | 20”x16” ($200) 

In the newsletter, Jen writes: 

While I was airborne, Jorge was paying a visit to 20x200 HQ, where he told Sara that he was particularly pleased these are the first two images that we selected for editions from his forthcoming book, a pair whose presentation was informed by his (considerable) efforts to perfectly sequence said tome. We’re pretty darn pleased ourselves—proud to be co-presenting the forthcoming title with our friends at Chronicle Books and cooking up all kinds of fun in conjunction with its arrival online and in the real world.

Greene and Spring is also the first of Jorge’s editions to have previously been published on the cover of The New Yorker. From phone to magazine to fine art edition—and soon to be bound up in the pages of a bona fide (and awfully good-looking) book—Greene and Spring and Queens travel well.

This week, I popped open the McSweeney’s app on my iPhone and was treated to a portfolio of drawings by 20x200 Edition-Makers Rachell Sumpter and Jacob Magraw, who are the spotlight of this week’s Small Chair dispatch.

McSweeney’s writes,

This week’s Small Chair is an early look at a book that will eventually be one of the prettiest things we’ve ever created, a portfolio of images titled Royalty in Exile. It’s a collaboration between two of our favorite artists: Jacob Magraw, who has done more of our covers than any other human alive except Rachell Sumpter, and Rachell Sumpter, the one human alive who has done more McSwys covers than Jacob Magraw. The results are pretty amazing, and this is just a taste of a taste.

The only way to check out these amazing drawings is to download the McSweeney’s iPhone/iPod Touch app. A paltry $6 subscription gets you six months of “exclusive multimedia — stories, films, readings, interviews, art — plus new humor pieces from our website everyday” and if you start now, you’ll receive the drawings from this week. As a happy and frequent user of the app, lover of McSwy’s books, and Sumpter/Magraw super-fan, I can’t recommend this highly enough.

Also, don’t miss Jacob and Rachell’s archival-quality prints from 20x200: AA, 2007, Drawing, Grande Finale, Cave Dwellers, and the recently-released Gauntlet.