Friday, July 25, 2008

chicago is getting some love?

a friend of mine sent me this link... apartment therapy. in case you don't want to read it here is a quick snippet for you to get the idea of what has come to the windy city... message in a bottle...


Opening today and spreading love for the next two weeks, Austin-based artist Jaclyn Pryor has brought her Pink project to Chicago. Pink: A (Love) Courier Service has set up its Love Factory in Wicker Park (St. Paul's Cultural Center, details below), where a team of artists and volunteers has transformed the space into a temporary pink, white and gray factory. Anyone can pop in and write a message of love (with or without the help of a resident poet), have it processed and bottled in an old-fashioned assembly line, then delivered via bike courier to your local loved one.



man.o.man...you read articles like this that talk about the extinction of the bike messenger but i have a feeling it'll be around for quite some time. sure people will not need solid signatures in the future but you still need other type of packages delivered.

i haven't quite decided what to think of this "love project" but in the end...work is work and messengers need to get paid somehow. although...after reading further it seems that this might be volunteer work and maybe not a pay-out gig...wtf?! i hope it does pay. as cute as it may be messengers need to get paid...eh, this love thing might just use some hipsters to deliver the sillyness for free or some sh*t. in any case, i still stand by my words that the bike messenger will be around for some time or at least i hope cause then im out of a job...peace.

5 comments:

NeRf said...

they had the "love couriers" here in Portland last year. pretty much its all free and they have fakengers running around fulfilling their dream.
its really obnoxious since here they were pissing people off and claiming to be working messengers

idiocy

j.dot said...

o.man.i really hope the kids that do it don't claim to be messengers...that is, unless they "are" messengers. that shits annoying. i don't mind the project and am considering sending one to my lady but...eh, probably not...ha!

Eddie said...

Dont Worry Julio, if phyllis lets you go, I'll hire you two seconds after. You are the best at what you do and are always welcome at Fly By Night Messenger.

j.dot said...

haha! hope all is well eddie...peace.

jess said...

soo...? im waiting. wheres mine?