The Art of Missed Connections

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My wife Lizzie turned me on to this blog by Brooklyn artist Sophie Blackall. Sophie scans the missed connections section of Craigslist for inspiration, then illustrates the ones she digs. The artwork's really charming, and there's a certain pleasure in reading the sweet and bizarre messages that people leave one another in the hopes that a glance on the subway platform or a look in the park will translate into something more. I've posted a few of her pieces below, but be sure to check out her gallery here.

Saturday, March 28, 2009
- m4w - 19 (Uptown 3 Train)
If not for your noisy Tambourine, I would not have seen you.
Your green skirt looked terrible, but that leather jacket makes you look just right.
I was the attractive guy sitting to your left just before you got off.

Picture 5Monday, March 23, 2009
-m4w (Harlem)
Remember? Uptown A train. Sunday at around 9pm. I was the black dude reading Bukowski's Post Office. You were reading the Arts and Leisure section. You passed wind rather loudly and started chuckling. I'd like to see you again. The flatulence wasn't a turn-off.

 

Picture 9Tuesday, March 17, 2009
-w4m -22 (williamsburg)
i bought you that milkshake
you just didn't realize it.

Be sure to check out Sophie's site. Thanks Lizzie!

July 22, 2009 - 9:54am
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