How many madcap artists does it take to
screw in a lightbulb render cityscapes in strange and unusual ways? One London-based illustrator can draw Lower Manhattan in less than two minutes, and Italian sculptor Franco Vecchia can craft an urban landscape from metal computer parts in—well, exact time unknown. Regardless, Vecchia's work is brilliant: the neatly organized scale models contain "buildings" arranged into welcoming little streets, blocks, and, in some of his pieces, even parks and plazas. Laughing Squid has additional photos.