Monday, October 5, 2009

missed connections

i was just talking about the phenomenon of "missed connections" ads the other day, and then serendipitously came across these illustrations. each one is based on a "missed connections" ad listed on craigslist in new york city, where the artist says “people are colliding with each other constantly, criss-crossing paths all day, every day and yet the interactions are so fleeting and transient. It’s really just an un-choreographed mess of colliding stories.”.

the artist says “these illustrations have recurring themes of love, loss, regret and hope. Even the most grim postings have this little kernel of unflagging hope which is just so lovely and optimistic. i think that is what appeals to other people, too.” read more in this article, or purchase prints here.


Kellie said...

Oh my goodness, I love this post and the links are great. I always think I am the only one who has these strange musings when out in public. I keep worrying that people are getting more dis-connected, even though they are hyper connected in this techy age. Love the post.

And thanks for leaving your message about our wind chimes. It made my day!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing! The missed connections drawings are wonderful!

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