Artist's mission is to depict all 55 of Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities

Artist Colleen Corradi Brannigan has taken it upon herself to illustrate all fifty-five of the fantastical cityscapes described in Italo Calvino's 1972 novel Invisible Cities. She's not finished with this project, but she's pretty darn close at this point. As you can see from her above depiction of the migratory, clone cities of Eutropia, she's working with several media to depict the bizarre locales described by Marco Polo. Here's but a sampling of her completed cities.

Artist's mission is to depict all 55 of Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities

The pipe city of Armilla.


Artist's mission is to depict all 55 of Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities The city of Dorothy.
Artist's mission is to depict all 55 of Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities The city of Zaira.
Artist's mission is to depict all 55 of Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities The stilt city of Zenobia.
Artist's mission is to depict all 55 of Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities The city of Zirma.
Artist's mission is to depict all 55 of Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities The city of Zora.

[Via John Coulhart]