This article was published on January 23, 2015

Artist Tony Ruth channels children’s book author Richard Scarry for a spot-on view of Silicon Valley


Artist Tony Ruth channels children’s book author Richard Scarry for a spot-on view of Silicon Valley
Roberto Baldwin
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Roberto Baldwin

Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015. Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015.

Richard Scarry is a beloved author of children’s books. I had roughly, all of his books as a kid. His most famous series of books involved Busytown, a town populated with animal citizens.

It was quaint and beautiful. Silicon Valley and the egos that permeate it are neither of those things.

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Artist Tony Ruth decided to illustrate the patent trolls, digital prophets and cryptocurrency experts in the land of zeros, ones and over-inflated egos in the style of Scarry’s Busytown. The result is hilarious and slightly depressing.

Check out the rest of Ruth’s Business Town. It’s “what value-creating winners do all day.”

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