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“Think of a City”: The Tumblr of Sci-Fi City Art

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“Kate in Italy” via the Shutter Artist Shop

If you’ve ever wished there was a site where you could just binge on futuristic city art, “Think of a City” is where you gotta be.

There’s something especially beautiful about the cities of tomorrow. The possibilities are endless…which is as inspiring as it is daunting. The shanty-town of RVs modpodged into stacks in “Ready Player One” is a vastly different setting than New
York in
The Fifth Element, the Citadel of Mad Max, or the super alien world of the comic Shutter.

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“Future Girl” by Rafael Pereira

Think of a City’s” mission is to examine urban architecture through illustration, and to build a story through global
collaboration
by featuring artists from all around the world and their urban visions. They have over 50 images on their tumblr, many of which are collaborations between artists, and all of which look like they’re Moebius-inspired, or straight out of comic books. And in many cases, they kind of are. Space Riders and Hellraiser illustrator Alexis Ziritt and Image Comics Production artist Addison Duke are just two of the artists who have had their work featured. And the pieces are meticulously curated, selected artists having just two weeks to finish their piece and only able to use black and white or just two colors (hence the Moebius-ish feel to many of them.)

Check out a few of the incredible cityscapes on “Think of a City” below. And hey, maybe illustrate a cityscape of your own to post in the comments!

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Simon Roy
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Konstantin Novosadov
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James Stokoe & Steve Orlando
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Jennifer de Guzman & Kate Brown
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Addison Duke & Ryan Burton
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Alexis Ziritt
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Langdon Foss & Ales Kot
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Grim Wilkins
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Elliot Elam
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Mingjue Helen Chen & Sam Humphries
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Simon Gane & Rob Williams
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Dalton Rose
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Joe Decie
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Ingo Roemling
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Will Kirkby



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Carlyn Hill

Dad joke aficionado, cartoonist, & contributor for sites like HelloGiggles and The Mary Sue by night. When I'm not writing or drawing, you can find me in my cave of a room hanging out with my boyfriend, Netflix.