I ♥ ZG

  • Alen Lipuš

Growing up in the suburbs of Koprivnica, watching movies such as The Warriors and Hoop Dreams, gazing at movie scenes with views of New York and Chicago, I developed a fascination for big cities. For a 4-year-old kid, New York and Chicago were hard to reach so on a local level Zagreb took their role. In early days there was TV-series Smogovci, later on Cibona and heritage of Dražen Petrović, from discovering Croatian new-wave music, Mirko Ilić´s comics and illustrations to work of artists such as Zlatko Bourek and Boris Bućan, from glance at art nouveau facades to sun beams on basketball court in Kušlanova – in my world Zagreb became endless source of inspiration and energy.