Reinhard Krug’s Beautiful Floating Island Cities

In Hamburg-based graphic artist and art director Reinhard Krug’s lovely series Islands, which we recently spotted over at Thaeger, majestic modern metropolises — London, Berlin, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Sydney, Cape Town, and New York — float in the ether on tiny islands like mini asteroids. Not only are the images beautiful, but we think they function as both metaphor (cities as worlds unto themselves) and a sort of post-apocalyptic vision (chunks of civilization flung out alone into the far reaches of the universe). However you interpret them, click through to see Krug’s gorgeous series, and if you fall in love with the images, head here to buy a print of your very own.

Image credit: Reinhard Krug