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Two US students are bringing Craigslist’s Missed Connections to life with a new project called I Wish I Said Hello.

Started by NYU graduates Lisa Park and Adria Navarro, I Wish I Said Hello attempts to bring missed connection stories posted online back into the real world via stickered street art.

ABOVE: Megabus Guy travelling from NYC to Pittsburgh

Each of the clever stickers encapsulates the specific Craigslist encounter using text and images, taken from both everyday signage and those increasingly familiar digital markers - for example, it’s no coincidence that the stickers are a similar balloon shape to the location pins used on Google Maps.

ABOVE: Brunette from Swift Lounge

The stickers are then placed at the exact location of the missed connection, currently in various sites across Manhattan in New York. However the duo are hoping the project will spread worldwide.

ABOVE: 4:00 R Train Canal St - We exchanged some looks standing on the platform

The Missed Connections section of Craigslist was started after employees noticed that there were an increasing number of ‘I saw you’ style messages popping up in the Personals section of the site. Normally associated with romantic endeavours, a ‘missed connection’ occurs when two or more people are unable to exchange contact information or the information that is exchanged is lost.

ABOVE: You asked for a cigarette on corner of 5th Ave and 13 st

While the I Wish I Said Hello project has yet to reconnect a missed connection, it’s good to know that it could all be just a brightly-coloured sticker away.

ABOVE: I was buying flowers, you complimented me on my white leather jacket

Find out more about the I Wish I Said Hello project at www.iwishisaidhello.org

Image credit: iwishisaidhello.org

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