Patrick Vale’s Panoramic Sketch of NYC

English sketch artist Patrick Vale’s latest work captures downtown Manhattan in an impressive panoramic black-and-white sketch. The aptly titled “Colossus” artwork is a massive three-page drawing that looks down toward the Empire State Building, detailing every skyscraper, rooftop, window pane and water tower in sight. Watch Vale complete the incredible free-hand drawing in a timelapse video on Vimeo.

Cool Hunting Video: Wolfgang Egger and Audi’s Quattro Concept

Sketching and chatting with the German automaker's dynamic head of design

Recently, Audi invited CH to Ingolstadt, Germany, for a behind-the-scenes look at their extraordinarily advanced production facility. Additionally, we spent some time in Munich, where we were able to roam around Audi’s highly protected design studio. During the visit, we sat down with Wolfgang Egger—Audi’s head of design—to chat about the roots of their new Quattro concept car and Egger’s forward-thinking approach to superior engineering.

Mark Ryden: The Gay 90’s

The Pop-Surrealist returns with a series of illustrations highlighting turn-of-century problems

Pop-Surrealist Mark Ryden introduced his creepily precious characters to the contemporary art world in the 1980s to wide acclaim, and in his sixth book, “Mark Ryden: The Gay 90’s,” the artist returns to his signature doll-like figures, using them to explore the conflict of ideals around the end of the 1800s. In this book, the artist’s provocative sketches, sculptures and paintings toy with our preconceptions …