If Paris had its own version of The New Yorker magazine, what would the covers look like?
This was the question that inspired a project where 100 artists made covers for an imaginary magazine called The Parisianer. Fifty of these illustrations are currently on display in the bite-sized exhibition at the Hôtel de Ville.
Like the covers of The New Yorker, the covers of The Parisianer range from sweet to silly to profound.
My personal favorite shows the contemporary artist Daniel Buren cutting his famous Palais-Royal columns from a striped tree.
Visitors can even ‘illustrate’ their own cover on paper provided at the end of the exhibition, and display it on the wall.
The Parisianer at the Hôtel de Ville (until July 19, 2014)
Address: 29, rue de Rivoli 75004 Paris ∣ Métro: Hôtel de Ville (line 1 or 11) or Saint-Michel - Notre-Dame (line 4) ∣ Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm