Gourmet, now a casualty of the great Condé Nast reorganization of 2009, is being mourned by the foodie community — and probably will be missed for quite some time.
But for its former employees, the magazine was more than a place for lush photos of culinary treats and luxe recipes; it was home. As the staffers packed up the office and said goodbye to the magazine, departing associate art director Kevin Demaria snapped some photos of the sad scene. Lovingly done, the images are a commentary on the indescribable feelings of recently laid off employees, especially when the magazine where they have worked is ceasing to exist completely. It may be cliché, but in this case a picture is worth a thousand words.
View them all on Demaria’s blog.
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