Shapes of Global Cities Defined by Colorful Silhouettes

London-based designer and art director Yoni Alter developed this colorful series of posters entitled Shapes of Cities. Each unique creation features a particular city’s key buildings and landmarks, clustered together and depicted in an accurate comparative scale. To develop the rainbow palette, Alter combined simple vector shapes with basic color theory. The artist overlapped the transparent layers to successfully achieve a colorful and vibrant display–a series of posters that will add a great deal of style to any wall.

The collection includes 14 cities around the world, including places like Shanghai, New York, London, Paris, Sydney, and Tokyo. Each design was researched and thoroughly planned out, as evidenced by the system of measurements that runs along the right side of each poster. Thanks to Alter’s calculations, it’s easy to grasp an understanding of how tall each point of interest towers in comparison to the rest. From the Eiffel Tower to the Statue of Liberty, viewing these posters is like taking a quick tour around the world. In addition to limited edition screenprints that can be purchased here, Alter’s Etsy site also offers the fun designs in a range of products including t-shirts, throw pillows, iPhone cases, wallpapers, and tote bags.

Yoni Alter’s website
via [Just Art]

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