Thursday, February 25, 2010

a love letter to a magnolia tree

your love falls

on the far corner of the front lawn,

and on the ends of branches,

pink the size of hands

petals like fingers,

holding hands

holding hands.

[from The Love Lettering Project IV]

Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Love Lettering Project takes on Washington, D.C.

After 5 years of Toronto-based love, the Love Lettering Project goes international on Valentine's Day, covering snowy Washington, D.C. with papered love.

(Photos by Michael A. Jones)

Dupont Circle fountain love

Yummy market love

Snowy car love (so much snow!!!)

And some bookstore love (with a dash of Amelia Earhart lovin')


The Love Lettering Project is a guerilla art project that brings love letters to strangers. Creator Lindsay Zier-Vogel has been papering cities with love letters for the last six years by writing love poems that are turned into one-of-a-kind paper and thread collages and slipping them into air mail envelopes marked ‘love.’ She and her international squad of cupid-love-letterers then distribute these love letters all over the place -- from cherry bins and phone booths to parked bikes and unsuspecting mail boxes...


(New Zealand watch out, you're next...)


The Love Lettering Project + CBC Radio podcast

Love is in the air! Check out the podcast from CBC Radio's DNTO (about 1/3 of the way in!)


The history of The Love Lettering Project:

The Love Lettering Project I: cherry bins and phone booths
The Love Lettering Project III: odes on brambles and elegies on hawthornes
The Love Lettering Project VI: (it's a-coming...keep your eyes peeled for some Valentine's Day goodness...!)


Thursday, February 11, 2010

love letters + CBC = this saturday!

The Love Lettering Project will be on CBC's DNTO this Saturday!
First kisses abound between 2-3pm on Saturday, Feb. 13th. Oooooh, lovin'!
99.1fm if you're in Toronto, and you can always listen online...


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

a kiss on tuesday

first kiss sites: under the monkey bars, behind the skating rink, on the edge of the river, on the balcony, on an old chesterfield in a dark basement, the back of a blue Honda Corolla, the middle row at the movie theatre, at the bottom of the toboggan hill, the food court on a Saturday afternoon, a driveway, a car garage, backstage during the school play, the Halloween dance...

[from the Love Lettering Project V]

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

toboggan hill love

I love you at the bottom of the hill
we used to toboggan on,
years of magic carpets
and swishy snowpants,
fingers numb and held in fists
as we marched back to the top,
but there is no snow now,
just you and me,
our knees touching on the splintered bench
we were always afraid of crashing into.

[from the Love Lettering Project V]

Thursday, February 4, 2010

grey skies are gonna clear up...

[from the Love Lettering Project V]

Monday, February 1, 2010

dreaming of france. dreaming of summer...

[from the Love Lettering Project V]