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September 8, 2011

Paris vs New York: A Tally of Two Cities

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Wrote Amy M. Thomas in Sunday's New York Times,

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"Bagel or baguette? J.F.K. or C.D.G.? Pigeons or rats? These abiding questions are the central conceit of Paris Versus New York: A Tally of Two Cities, the Web site by the Parisian graphic designer Vahram Muratyan.

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"With color-block graphics and razor-sharp wit, Muratyan presents the iconography of each city in dueling juxtaposition that becomes a running commentary on transcontinental difference.

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"The diptychs can be so sly that the mere upward slope of a line โ€” as in the case of Jean-Luc Godard's square eyeglasses beside Woody Allen's arched, angst-ridden pair โ€” is enough to set two greats apart.

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"More than two and a half million hits later, Muratyan's site, begun last October, has spawned an exhibit and sale at the shop Colette, in Paris, of Muratyan's most popular images in limited-edition prints, including the pitting of macarons against cupcakes and the dueling hairdos [below]

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of Sonia Rykiel and Anna Wintour."

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Kitten: Fantastic! Well done! You're hired.

Posted by: bookofjoe | Sep 8, 2011 1:29:21 PM

ESPRESSO, not expresso! Fail!

Posted by: Kitten | Sep 8, 2011 1:27:33 PM

And you left out the 5th Ave Apple diptych? Are you feeling well?

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Sep 8, 2011 10:30:01 AM

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