One of the things I love about the French is their self-deprecating humor and innate ability to caricaturize themselves for the comic good. Or, in the case of Les Parisiens, caricaturized by someone else. Now through August 28th, Parisian tics and quirks are interpreted playfully by Kanako, the Japanese illustrator for the site My Little Paris - a beloved authority on all things new and hot in the capital- and displayed in an open-air exhibit in partnership with the city Paris.
50 illustrations and nearly 1,000 posters make up Les Parisiens which spans the city's boulevards - some can be found in the area around the Champs-Elysées, others in Saint-Germain or further afield in Barbès. If you find yourself in Paris this month, keep your eyes peeled for Kanako's work and the giggling Parisians taking it all in (or debating its merits).
For those who can't be here, check out the exhibit preview HERE. Enjoy!