It’s no secret that Brooklyn has come to represent many things: the epicenter of cool, the artisan movement, and much to the chagrin of the rest of New York, the Most Important Borough on the Planet.
Now, there’s a map that reflects this paradigm shift. The designers at Brooklyn Poster portray Brooklyn the way many of us think of it, with a pride that knows no limits. All of Brooklyn’s major landmarks (The Cyclone, the Williamsburg Savings Bank, Barclays), signifiers (water towers, bridges) and big parks (McCarren, Brooklyn Bridge, Prospect) are presented in gorgeous, technicolor detail. It’s a Where’s Waldo-esque take on Brooklyn, encouraging you to pore over scenes of people barbecuing in Prospect Park, sunbathing on rooftops, riding Jane’s Carousel, biking to work. Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx, meanwhile, are grey and white afterthoughts and Staten Island, well, we know where you are.
There are a few different versions of Brooklyn Poster, all of which make great gifts for your favorite Brooklynite (present or former) or yourself. The 24″ x 36″ giclée print ($150) and the 18″ x 24″ giclée ($70) are individually printed in Bushwick on a high quality matte paper and offer super high resolution. There’s also a 24″ x 36″ ($36) offset poster printed in Park Slope on 100-lb., 55% recycled paper.
Don’t have the wall space for the print? Get the 5″ x 7″ note card ($5) to mail with one of your Brooklyn-made gifts this season, or frame it instead. See what our friends at Brooklyn Magazine and Industry Magazine have to say about the prints, then snatch one up—each version ships daily Monday through Friday while supplies last.