from Smithsonian Magazine, January 2007:
"The faces are "right out of central casting," says Mark Michaelson. For a decade, the graphic designer collected old mug shots -- he got them from a retired cop in Scranton, Pennsylvania, from a file cabinet bought at a Georgia auction and stuffed with pictures, and from eBay -- until he had tens of thousands."
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