La Gloire de la France

with the Atlas des Régions Naturelles, Eric Tabuchi and Nelly Monnier have created a beguiling portrait of modern France, in all its idiosyncracies. A warning, buy the publication and you only get a map. The imagery is on the project’s website, where you can sort the archive into categories (vestige, industrie, maison). There are also many unique side projects on Tabuchi’s website (vertical pools, small town Chinese restaurants, fire station towers, unexpected typography. Monnier’s paintings also delve into repeat typologies, e.g. Variétés françaises. Via this Guardian piece by Dale Berning Sawa, ‘Sacre bleu! France as you’ve never seen her before / a scattering of other things. Buy Vintage IKEA / Exploring Dubai’s Empty $13 Billion Man-Made Islands / a beginner’s guide to very heavy music.

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