Tag Archives: Garment District

Something Graphic This Way Comes

ONCE, COTTON WAS KING IN MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, peaking in 1913 with 82% of the world’s cotton fabric production. Companies marked each bolt for shipping with exuberant labels and decorative lettering, heavy on ethnic stereotypes and color, color, color. These fabric … Continue reading

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Here at the New Yorker

I’M ON THE 31st FLOOR of a classic  Art Deco building in midtown Manhattan. From the window of my small but plush room at the New Yorker Hotel, I look down on water tanks and roof terraces and Garment District … Continue reading

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