In late August last year, an email advertising this
art project came into our mailbox. At the time it seemed like an endearingly daft idea - the construction of a balcony on the 91st floor of the World Trade Center by an Austrian art collective. The site looks untouched, without updates, with simple shaky line drawings.
Elsewhere, unpretentious art triumphs amongst the web's often overly florid graphic environment. Ben Katchor's Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer
is a full length strip, a companion to his monthly pieces in Metropolis
. Katchor's has an eye for minutae, and a gift at conveying the big city's constant cycle of decay and rebirth. Another sketch site, Antonio Jorge Goncalves's Subway-Life
, a visual journey of tube travel in ten global cities.