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...
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...
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.