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These illustrators perfectly capture what life in New York is like right now

An illustrated guide to life under lockdown.

By
Will Gleason
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New York is more surreal than ever at the moment. 

Not surprisingly, the extraordinary circumstances have inspired some talented NYC-based artists to reflect on, document and–in some cases—make light of the absurdity inherent in our new normal.

From abstract interpretations of time spent indoors and inspiring messages of hope to humorous takes on the difficulties of working from home, read on to see how some local illustrators are responding to life in NYC right now.

Christoph Niemann

Laurène Boglio

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Conference call with myself.

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Craig & Karl

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Staying home 💜 #stayhome

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Still Life 2020

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Libby VanderPloeg

Alessandra Olanow

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good morning monday, i’ll be with you in just a moment.

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when we have each other, we have everything.

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Mike Perry

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Good morning. I love you. I hope you have a peaceful day.

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Good morning. Today is another day. Stay safe. I love you. Be well.

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Rob Wilson

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Stand in the place where you live

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Now I’m in a whole new world with you

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The children’s classic comes to life

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Vanessa Nguyen

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🍖 lockdown thoughts part 1 (?) 🍖

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Hye Jin Chung

Rich Tu

Aude White

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my new, incredibly exciting daily routine

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