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Loyola staffer pens out-of-the-box New Orleans city guide

January 11, 2013

The latest New Orleans city guide for the design-conscious boasts unexpected landmarks and the out-of-the-ordinary personal views from a young New Orleans transplant, Loyola University New Orleans marketing copywriter Nathan C. Martin. The “Wallpaper City Guide: New Orleans” isn’t your average take on the Crescent City. For example, the guide highlights Charles Moore’s Piazza d’Italia located at Lafayette and Commerce Streets and doesn’t mention the touristy Jackson Square.

Martin chose the landmarks highlighted in the guide by honing in on the most distinctive buildings in the city. His favorite? The Times-Picayune headquarters building located at 3800 Howard Ave. featured in the book has always been a special draw for Martin, a former newspaper journalist. “The tower looks weirdly ancient and futuristic at the same time,” Martin said.

The six-month project represents the first-ever New Orleans guide for the Wallpaper City Guides series. The books cater to the design-aware crowd by offering an insider’s look into the best restaurants, hotels, shopping, sports and landmark architecture in its “architour.” There’s even a section of grid pages at the end of the book for readers to sketch what they see.

The pocket-sized book, complete with maps and lots of colorful photos, is available at Maple Street Book Shop and other independent retailers in New Orleans and online at Amazon.

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