While doing panini research with a friend, I found an amazing Japanese typography book in a trash pile on a Tribeca sidewalk. Since I don’t know Japanese I can’t read the details, but aren’t these posters by Hayahiko Yonaga just right? Perfectly timeless, I can’t tell if they are from the 40s or last year.
Plus, they got me very excited for this summer’s Philharmonic in the Park—I have already told you its one of my very favorite things to do in NYC. Although its pretty crowded, somehow that adds to the fun. People get fancy with their picnics—candlelight, floral centerpieces, china—and I’m in the mood to not hold back this summer. Who’s with me?
P.S. Our first time at Philharmonic in the Park the skies were ominous the entire performance, and with the last notes the performers scrambled their instruments off stage as it began to POUR buckets of rain. All of Central Park was suddenly a giant waterfall/swamp—rivers were gushing over the trails and down the subway stairs—every single person was soaked to their unmentionables, laughing and squealing and splashing like children. It was a giant water fight with all of New York City—a Top-Ten-Most-Fun-Ever-Memory, for sure.