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The animated rivalry of “Paris vs New York”

Sep 22, 2012 9:11 am

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An animated film comparing Paris and New York is proving a hit on video-sharing networks.

The quirky clip, called Paris vs New York, is only slightly more than a minute long, but has gathered almost 200,000 views since it was posted on the video-sharing website Vimeo earlier this week.

During the film, the different aspects of the two cities are compared, with graphics ranging from experiences at museums to walking along the respective city’s pavements.

Paris vs New York from TonyMiotto on Vimeo.

It was based on a book, Paris vs New York, a tally of two cities, in which a graphic designer Vahram Muratyan, highlights the difference between the French capital and Manhattan.

The book is described as “a friendly visual match between two cities told by a lover of Paris wandering through New York.”

The book in turn was based on Mr Muratyan’s popular travel blog, also called Paris vs New York, which gathered more than a million page views, and captured the attention of publishers at Penguin books.

The graphics were also turned into postcard box set earlier this year.

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