Sophie Blackall's Illustrations of Craigslist Missed Connections

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This episode of Etsy's Handmade Portraits series, directed by Alex Rappoport, profiles an artist who finds inspiration in the stories of strangers trying to find one another on the Internet after a chance encounter. Sophie Blackall's whimsical paintings illustrate Craigslist's Missed Connections posts in humorous ways, perhaps interpreting their details more literally than the authors intended. She also captures the diversity of crowds on New York's subways for a project commissioned by the MTA. Her illustrations have been published as a book and are available on Etsy, of course. 


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Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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