Author(s): Wallpaper* Group
Wallpaper* City Guides not only suggest where to stay, eat, and drink, but what the tourist passionate about design might want to see, whether he/she has a week or 24 hours in the city. Featured are up and coming areas, landmark buildings in an 'Architour', design centres, and the best shops to buy items unique to that city. Wallpaper* City Guides present travellers with a fast-track ticket to the chosen location. The edited guides offer the best, most exciting, and the most beautiful of that particular city. As well as looking beautiful, the guides are expertly designed with function as a priority, and have tabbed sections so that readers can easily find the information they are looking for. The guides include rate and currency information, maps and a colour-coding system to help you navigate the different parts of the city. They are the ultimate combination of form and function.
'What's cool about Phaidon Press' Wallpaper City Guides is that they're small enough to fit in a purse or backpack, and colorful enough to find amidst all the other stuff crammed in there. What's even cooler is that they cut through all the regular travel-brochures and focus on the edgiest nightclubs, restaurants, hotels, gyms, spas and stores.' Sky-Delta Airlines, April 2007 'Ultra-stylish.' Time Magazine, November 2006 'Attractive and well-researched.' USA Today, October 2006 'No ordinary range of city guides - for the business traveller who wants to break free from their hotel - For anyone who relishes an alternative view of life' Royal Wings (Royal Jordanian Airlines in-flight magazine) September 2006 'Don't just paint the town, Wallpaper it.' Cara (Aer Lingus in-flight magazine), September 2006 'While the pocket-sized guides will look very slick lined up on a shelf, they're made for travelling.' Easyjet (in-flight magazine), October 2006 'Concise, informative manuals from people who've actually been there. They're refreshingly devoid of details on the nearest backpacker's hostel, too. And they look very pretty.' Esquire, December 2007 'Sophisticated but simple.' The New York Times, October 2006 'Sparkling images and convenient format' Frame (Netherlands), November 2006 'Small, stylish and beautifully illustrated, the Wallpaper* City Guides make everything else look old hat. ... The photographs and maps are superb.' The Sydney Magazine, October 2006 'For a different way to see a city, they're damn near indispensable.' Gay Times, April 2007
Wallpaper* City Guides are compiled by the magazine's travel experts, both by in-house editors, and correspondents who actually live in the highlighted cities, providing up-to-the-minute information.