12 years ago, I covered the launch of artist Jason Polan's project to sketch every single person in New York City (he'd previously sketched every work of art in the MOMA).
Now, via Kottke, I've learned that Polan has died at 37, from colon cancer.
Like Kottke, I corresponded fitfully with Polan after I wrote about his work, and he was a delightful correspondent. He was one of the world's delightful weirdos, as his New York Times obit makes clear.
Going back through Polan's blog is a sad pleasure today. The world is poorer for his passing.
Remembering Jason Polan [Jason Kottke]