DIANE RATICAN presents and signs WHY LA? POURQUOI PARIS?
An Artistic Pairing of Two Iconic Cities Thursday, December 11th, 2014

 
This unique book is about exploring Paris and Los Angeles, a mixing and pairing of yesterday and today, the monumental and the everyday, the people and things,
all shared through text and illustrations that tell the stories of these two very different, yet similar, cities.
 
For the first time, the cities of Los Angeles and Paris are illustrated in parallel. Why LA? Pourquoi Paris? represents a visionary approach to a comparative study of two major, contemporary metropolises.
 
As a long-time resident of both cities and a successful entrepreneur, author Diane Ratican curates visual pairings of Los Angeles and Paris with a newfound appreciation for their similarities, differences and eccentricities.
 
Why LA? Pourquoi Paris? features full-color illustrations by famed artists Eric Giriat (Paris) and Nick Lu (Los Angeles), highlighting the Yin-Yang relationship of everyday life between two of the world’s great cities. Primarily an art book, this visual publication playfully “connects the dots” between respective architectural icons, historical legends, fashion trends, and cultural peculiarities. With the added benefit of historic information, cultural trivia, and a guide to the author’s favorite “addresses,” Why LA? Pourquoi Paris?  is a unique visual guide for visitors to Los Angeles and/or Paris who want to experience the cultural milieu of these two distinguished cities.
 
Rare Bird Publishing.
 
Price : $26.95 – 248 pages.

AUTHOR AND ARTISTS :
 
Diane Ratican received her bachelor of arts degree in History and Sociology from the University of California Berkeley, and then earned her master of arts degree in Sociology and Education from UCLA. She started her career educated gifting children, and the moved on to become a risk-taking entrepreneur. This background uniquely prepared her to engage in this latest endeavor, as writer, conjuror of images, and artistic director. Her vision of art telling a story comes from her innate creativity and her talent as a collector and curator of art. To her, educating is communicating, and that is what she thrives for in Why LA? Pourquoi Paris? Sharing her enchantment with, and knowledge of, both Los Angeles and Paris has become a complex project with all the depth and nuances of a richly textured tapestry. Her drive is what has navigated her through this process.
 
Nick Lu is a graduate of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, with a degree in illustration. Nick is currently living in Los Angeles and working as an illustrator. Nick spends most of his time dreaming up interesting, eclectic things for his clients ; notable clients include the New Yorker, Wired, Boston Globe, PlanSponsor, Bloomberg View, Hohe Luft Magazine, Playboy Jazz, Poketo, Riney Advertising, and Macmillan Children’s Publishing.
 
Eric Giriat: Beginning with serial illustrations for the French edition of ELLE Magazine in 1996, Eric Giriat has since flooded the magazine, advertising, and book publishing industries in many fields internationally, from fashion to economics, politics, psychology, children’s books, interior design, the luxury industry, culture, and portraits. He also works with fashion and product design, collaborating with joop !, Dona Fusion, Guerlain, Hennessy, and la Grande Epicerie de Paris.

THE SIGNING:
Thursday, December 11th (6-9pm)
Please Do Not Enter
523 W 6th Street
Suite 1229
Los Angeles CA 90014
 
T : 213.263.0037 C : 213.255.8716
Books will be available at Please Do Not Enter
• A selection of art prints from the book, in limited edition, numbered and signed
will also be available for sale at Please Do Not Enter
Complimentary drinks
Please RSVP by Monday, December 8th : contact@pleasedonotenter.com
Nick Lu and Eric Giriat (especially coming from Paris) will both attend the event.
Please Do Not Enter 523 West 6th Street Los Angeles, CA 90014

WHY LA? POURQUOI PARIS?

When
December 11th, 2014 6-9PM
Where
Please Do Not Enter
523 West 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
DIANE RATICAN presents and signs WHY LA? POURQUOI PARIS?
An Artistic Pairing of Two Iconic Cities Thursday, December 11th, 2014

 
This unique book is about exploring Paris and Los Angeles, a mixing and pairing of yesterday and today, the monumental and the everyday, the people and things,
all shared through text and illustrations that tell the stories of these two very different, yet similar, cities.
 
For the first time, the cities of Los Angeles and Paris are illustrated in parallel. Why LA? Pourquoi Paris? represents a visionary approach to a comparative study of two major, contemporary metropolises.
 
As a long-time resident of both cities and a successful entrepreneur, author Diane Ratican curates visual pairings of Los Angeles and Paris with a newfound appreciation for their similarities, differences and eccentricities.
 
Why LA? Pourquoi Paris? features full-color illustrations by famed artists Eric Giriat (Paris) and Nick Lu (Los Angeles), highlighting the Yin-Yang relationship of everyday life between two of the world’s great cities. Primarily an art book, this visual publication playfully “connects the dots” between respective architectural icons, historical legends, fashion trends, and cultural peculiarities. With the added benefit of historic information, cultural trivia, and a guide to the author’s favorite “addresses,” Why LA? Pourquoi Paris?  is a unique visual guide for visitors to Los Angeles and/or Paris who want to experience the cultural milieu of these two distinguished cities.
 
Rare Bird Publishing.
 
Price : $26.95 – 248 pages.

AUTHOR AND ARTISTS :
 
Diane Ratican received her bachelor of arts degree in History and Sociology from the University of California Berkeley, and then earned her master of arts degree in Sociology and Education from UCLA. She started her career educated gifting children, and the moved on to become a risk-taking entrepreneur. This background uniquely prepared her to engage in this latest endeavor, as writer, conjuror of images, and artistic director. Her vision of art telling a story comes from her innate creativity and her talent as a collector and curator of art. To her, educating is communicating, and that is what she thrives for in Why LA? Pourquoi Paris? Sharing her enchantment with, and knowledge of, both Los Angeles and Paris has become a complex project with all the depth and nuances of a richly textured tapestry. Her drive is what has navigated her through this process.
 
Nick Lu is a graduate of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, with a degree in illustration. Nick is currently living in Los Angeles and working as an illustrator. Nick spends most of his time dreaming up interesting, eclectic things for his clients ; notable clients include the New Yorker, Wired, Boston Globe, PlanSponsor, Bloomberg View, Hohe Luft Magazine, Playboy Jazz, Poketo, Riney Advertising, and Macmillan Children’s Publishing.
 
Eric Giriat: Beginning with serial illustrations for the French edition of ELLE Magazine in 1996, Eric Giriat has since flooded the magazine, advertising, and book publishing industries in many fields internationally, from fashion to economics, politics, psychology, children’s books, interior design, the luxury industry, culture, and portraits. He also works with fashion and product design, collaborating with joop !, Dona Fusion, Guerlain, Hennessy, and la Grande Epicerie de Paris.

THE SIGNING:
Thursday, December 11th (6-9pm)
Please Do Not Enter
523 W 6th Street
Suite 1229
Los Angeles CA 90014
 
T : 213.263.0037 C : 213.255.8716
Books will be available at Please Do Not Enter
• A selection of art prints from the book, in limited edition, numbered and signed
will also be available for sale at Please Do Not Enter
Complimentary drinks
Please RSVP by Monday, December 8th : contact@pleasedonotenter.com
Nick Lu and Eric Giriat (especially coming from Paris) will both attend the event.

 

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