In the early 20th century BT (before television), long before the rise of fan and gossip programs like “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “The View” and “Live With Kelly and Ryan,” celebrity magazines served as the core publicity outlets for a growing entertainment industry—especially Hollywood studios.
Have you ever heard of disaster recovery and business continuity? Basically, they’re processes that enable businesses to survive a crisis — no matter what it’s caused by: a natural disaster, economic downturn, personal emergency, or something else.
I recently received these image-musings about the new world in relation to the old from illustrator and bookmaker Henrik Drescher: “It’s becoming clear to me that self-isolation is my normal mode. I spend most of my days around the house/studio, [and] out of respect to people who toil at a real job I don’t want to call what I do ‘working,’ but I focus on picture-making.
Since it’ll be a while before I can return to Paris (which I was going to do this summer), I am contenting myself with a browse through the Société A. Durenne et du Val d’Osne’s wonderful catalog of lampposts for the city of lights.