'Now these two rivals [the north and south banks of the Thames] have been rendered in extraordinary detail by the New York-based Milanese master of illustration, Matteo Pericoli, whose jaw-dropping 11-metre long London Unfurled is one of the most remarkable things we have seen in a long while. Matteo's new project is the latest in a career which has seen him become the king of the cityscape'
`London Unfurled offers just enough features to feel like a properly interactive app but no so many as to feel overwhelming. The result is the chance to sit and really get immersed in a work of art.' --The Telegraph Online
`Now [Pericoli] has turned his skill with pen and ink to London, following in the footsteps of Wenceslaus Hollar, to delineate our bridges and spires, power stations and piers in detail precise enough to induce eyeball sweat.' --The Telegraph
`A unique and absorbing study of the Thames landscape...the buildings which form part of the Londoner's everyday life become uniquely detailed in manner probably never seen before. A fascinating revelation of - as Pericoli calls the riverbanks - magnets, a push and pull of energies, an imagery of effect. Here in magnificent accurate detail, are your own private glimpses of London's Thameside skyline.... Buy one for Christmas, it'll keep you intrigued and involved for hours.' --Kent Life
`We loved this the first time we saw it but it merits a revisit - Pericoli's 37-foot-long pen-and-ink drawings of the city's riverbanks are sublime studies of one of London's often unremarked spaces.' --Chris Moss, Time Out
`He has turned his skill with pen and ink to London, following in the footsteps of Wenceslaus Hollar, to delineate our bridges and spires, power stations and piers in detail precise enough to induce eyeball sweat.' --Sunday Telegraph Seven
London is divided and united by its river; one of the few cities in the world to find its essence in two profoundly different, yet nearly touching, urban characters. So the Thames provides the perfect vantage point for telling the most comprehensive story of this complex city. Arriving with little previous knowledge of London, Matteo Pericoli made an intensive twenty-mile journey along the river, from Hammersmith Bridge to the Millennium Dome and back again. Over two years later, he leaves behind the most astonishing document of his journey: two thirty-seven-foot-long pen-and-ink drawings depicting the citys north and south banks. Each drawing presented on one side of this beautiful single-sheet accordion-style book is rendered with loving and essay-like detail, revealing a distinct profile of London in all of its diversity: a dozen boroughs, nineteen bridges and hundreds of buildings, including the Houses of Parliament, Tate Modern, Battersea Power Station and the Millennium Wheel. Matteo Pericolis inimitable drawings, constantly complementing and questioning each other, brought him to a better understanding of London and whether youve lived there all your life, or have never been at all, this breathtaking work of art is certain to deepen your thoughts and renew your fascination with one of the worlds most brilliant cities.