Artist Tony Ruth has reimagined Richard Scarry’s “Busytown” children’s book for the 21st century in an ongoing art project called “Businesstown.”
Scarry’s classic story, published in 1994, illustrates a town full of workers and teaches children names for different professions.
The original tale features a cat who runs a grocery store, a fox as a janitor, a baboon who works as a librarian, and a mouse who runs a bakery.
Ruth’s “Businesstown” updates this classic with jobs that have come about in the digital age.
Businesstown is “an ongoing project attempting to explain our highly intangible, deeply disruptive, data-driven, venture-backed, gluten-free economic meritocracy to the uninitiated,” Ruth writes on his Tumblr. “With apologies to Richard Scarry.”
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