Paris is famously impoverished of locals throughout the month of August. But this summer, city billboards are being used for the first time as the vehicles for a free, open-air exhibition spread throughout the city to pay homage to Parisians.
Until August 28, Les Parisiens features 48 whimsical illustrations by Kanako, the Japanese expat illustrator of My Little Paris. The drawings capture all manner of Parisians at work and at play, in love, in cafés, in the Métro, in the park, on their balconies, at the market and in other natural habitats.
Check out this teaser video from the Marie de Paris to get in the mood: