Where did all the video stores go?

Joseph Schumpeter is famous among historians for his “creative destruction” theory of modern capitalism. How about a “destructive creation” theory of art? Via kottke, an artist pretending to be a Parisian hipster named “Stan”–who only watches modern films and TV series on old-school VHS tapes–created a number of fictional VHS covers of his favorite films and shows. (You can read more about this fun prank (in French) here: http://golem13.fr/hipster-vhs-paris.)

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About F. E. Guerra-Pujol

When I’m not blogging, I am a business law professor at the University of Central Florida.
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