Every Person in New York.

Jason Polan — an artist who once sketched every piece of popcorn in a microwaveable bag — has made it his goal to draw every single person in New York, a city whose population exceeds 8 million. And while VICE estimates this would take 70 years of sketching 14 people per hour, he's succeeded in documenting the daily doings of 36,000 New Yorkers since starting in early 2008. (The first volume of a book series was released this month.)

Want to appear as part of Jason's New York? Email him at with "a street corner or other public place that you will be...for a duration of two minutes" —and see where you stand among the squiggles.

Follow Jason progress, here. See also: All the Buildings in New York

Have a wonderful Wednesday.


  1. I remember this! I love that he is still sketching.

  2. oh my gosh - mega good luck to him and you should definitely volunteer Shoko!



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