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Lyric Hall iPad painting

‘ThroughThe Elm To The Big Apple’ is an illustrated book of iPad paintings set to be released tomorrow, by Raheem Nelson. Nelson is an accomplished artist who started out creating and publishing his own comic books at a young age, moved into cartooning and now works exclusively on the iPad. This book is a retrospective of his life as a traveling art student.

I’ve been a huge fan of the amazing art being created on iPads and iPhones for many years now, and this book is an excellent example of great iPad artwork. It includes 64 digital paintings that offer a look at the two cities Nelson traveled between during his art studies – New Haven and New York.

The image shown at the top of this post is of Lyric Hall, an antique theater in New Haven that dates back to 1912.

Here’s a little more detail on the content of the book and the cityscapes it features:

The featured illustrations give an intimate look at the two cities. There are iconic locations like Pepe’s Pizza, The Chrysler Building, Grand Central and Battell Chapel. This book is full of iPad paintings that take you on a visual journey. Raheem used to commute between New Haven and New York to attend classes at The School of Visual Arts.

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Read the rest of Cool Things: Raheem Nelson’s iPad Art Book (268 words)

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