Wednesday, February 4, 2009
New York through Lego, by the amazing Christoph Niemann
If you haven't already seen it, you have to check out artist Christoph Niemann's incredible recollection of New York through Lego. It was published in the current edition of The New York Times.
A lot of the Lego references are - of course - quite New York-centric, but I've isolated a few of the food ones here.
On the topic of food, you should have a buzz through his mini-memoir of life with coffee, as shown through cleverly stained napkin art - it appears in the same paper. I especially love his description here: "My mother (who makes the most delicious coffee in the world), is obsessed with a particularly potent mechanical foam maker. The result is a layer of impenetrable foam, a kind of lacto-stucco. I have to gnaw my way through it before being able to get to the actual coffee. Apart from that she really makes the best coffee in the world."
Awesome is too micro-sized a word to describe his artistic feats!