Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sophie Blackall & Missed Connections



Tonight I'll be heading to WORD to celebrate Sophie Blackall's new book, "Missed Connections: Love, Lost & Found".  Sophie Blackall is the genius illustrator whom I've been following for a while now.  She illustrates Missed Connections posts from New York City's Craigslist.  Her subsequent illustrations are whimsical and sweet and most definitely beautiful works of art.
 
WORD is located in Greenpoint at 126 Franklin Street, near the corner of Franklin and Milton Street.  The party is due to start at 7:00pm complete with real life stories of audience members' missed connections.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase and the author will be present for signatures.  I'm excited to see this woman speak after being an admirer of her work for so long.  I love my neighborhood.

2 comments:

  1. Ooh. It makes me so happy to see each of her new illustrations for this project. If only she could draw faster! Each one's so magical. Wonder if any the ones depicted in her illustrations actually end up together...

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  2. She didn't say if anyone met up after she had illustrated them but she did say that she has received 28 emails from people who did connect on Missed Connections are now married, several who asked if she would be so kind to illustrate their stories. It was great to see her speak. There was a really large turn out!

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