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Vanishing New York interviews Mike Joyce, the graphic designer behind the "More Jane Jacobs, Less Marc Jacobs" postcards, which pit the famous city planning activist against the designer who's taken over the neighborhood where she once lived and worked. Unlike a lot of grumbling preservationists, though, Joyce has total respect for Marc: "It is absolutely not meant to be a personal statement against Marc Jacobs. I actually like some of the store's window displays and think he and his team are really talented designers...It's a play on words to reflect the Village being taken over by franchises and chains of all kinds--not just the six Marc Jacobs stores." Then again: "There is of course a place for Marc Jacobs in the Village but six stores on two blocks?! Come on, the person that argues for that has no individuality." [VNY]

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