NY exciting, creative, colorful
exciting, creative, colorful - like a painting of New York Artist Jean Michèl Basquiat and New York


Inspired by the paintings of New York Artist Jean Michel Basquiat I wanted to create an Artwork like a ride from the Empire State Building to Chrysler Building by taxi. A lot of impressions, very exciting and colorful - like the first time in NewYork City ...and the paintings of Basquiat :)

There is a quote of Basquiat on the back which says: "I don't think about art when I'm working. I try to think about life." - I love it, so I tried not to illustrate the city but more the feeling of New York :)

Which place, city and country is featured in your design? (place/city/country)

New York City

Describe why you have chosen this place as a visual? What story does your design tell?

I think everybody should visit New York once in a lifetime. Wouldn't it be great to have a little bit of this great city right on your VIKTORINOX? I would love to ;)

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Hi! My name is Björn Steinmetzler, I'm a freelance Illustrator based in Cologne. I’ve been working as an Illustrator and Graphic Designer since 2012. I created this design for Victorinox because I love this project. Inspired by the New Yorker Artist Jean Michel Basquiat, I wanted to show New York like it is - loud, colorful, creative. Everybody should visit New York once - best with this little peace of art in your pocket ;)

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