“Zachary Johnson is an artist who works for The Made Shop.
He likes long walks on the beach and candlelit dinners.”
What Johnson said in an interview with Spirited Magazine:
And what about the show that you just had..Lonely Cities? Is that the name?
Yeah, The Lonely Cities.
Explain that show to me. Why the name and why did you draw all those cities? I think there were five cities involved?
Actually there were more cities than that involved, we just chose some of them to go on the poster, and then when we were putting it together we realized there were a few that were missing, like Pittsburg and Belgrade. But the lonely cities all started with New York. I moved back and forth to New York about six times in the last eight years? So I kind of move to New York for a little while and then it tries to kill me, and so I go home, or I go to Chicago. Or I lived in Boston when the Cinematic Underground was touring, but it all started with just drawing New York. I don’t know, New York is an incredible, amazing town, and I love it and I hate it and I just drew it all the time. It feels like there’s a lot of, I don’t know, stories in that town. And it has a certain mood, it has a certain magical quality.