Reblog with a picture of yourself and I’ll draw you as a leprechaun!
These drawings by Kathe Tanous appeared in the Aramco World magazine in May-June, 1963. They depict the kind of 1960’s Beirut international luxury lifestyle that people like Tyler Brûlé or Tom Ford would most likely be totally nostalgic about. But really, the same kind of images could be drawn today in many cities, even here in Hong Kong. You have the high-end ex-pat hangouts, the touristic version of the local souk, the newly-finished middle-class apartment buildings and the few remaining “original” buildings creating authenticity and the sometimes humorous but irreversible change of traditional lifestyles, and paradoxical mixtures of people sharing the same city and streets, with totally different lives.
These are super rad.