I’m coming late the Love party as I don’t check my mail that often as I pretty much live in a digital world. I was happy to open one special envelope though last night from Marian Bantjes. It was a number of letters shaped as hearts which coincidentally spelled my name. It was a nice continuation of what she started last year. You can read more about the letters on her site. I also recognized it immediately as an extension of her banner for Free Love in Times Square. Seeing those banners blogged about quite a bit, I was kind of curious to see what they really looked vs the digital version. So I spent an hour or so this morning (Sunday) walking around Times Square shooting most of the banners. I know for sure that I missed one and possibly more, but I did my best trying to track them all down.
It was fun walking around Times Square trying to discover all the banners in their natural habitat as opposed to a screen version. It’s always interesting to see which ones work better outside. One of my favourites that I wasn’t expecting to work well outside was by Chip Wass. I was pleasantly surprised to see the white clouds, blue sky and birds popping in nice detail with all the craziness that is Times Square. The other banner that I thought was fitting for this day and age in typography was by Worldstudio. I’ve placed all the pictures of the banners in a flickr set at www.flickr.com/photos/michaelsurtees/sets/72157603928804051