Publication Date: Jan. 2012
MetroFocus recently spoke via email to Vahram Muratyan, the graphic designer behind the book “Paris versus New York,” about his images comparing these two most impressive (if we do say so ourselves) cities.
A: Amélie is cute and naïve, but she got herself involved in other people’s lives way too much. Carrie is self-centered and surrounded by a bunch of self-conscious, independent female friends — and men. She would kick Amélie’s ass.
Q: What made you so interested in the New York/Paris comparison?
A: I’m a Parisian and I’ve been obsessed with New York since I was a child. Since then, I’ve managed to come here often. I spent a few months living in New York in 2010 and I started to count all those little things that made my two beloved cities so special. You can find the differences in the small details.
Q: What was your first memory of New York City?
A: My first souvenir was a meter of snow. And the seemingly endless perspectives created by the streets…When you were a child, it’s even more impressive.