I love Miranda July. There. I said it. I have lost all sense of objectivity toward this woman and have defaulted to non-critical words such as: omg, awesome, whiz bang, amazing and oh my, just really…so, so good (this is to be said in an exhausted, yet adoring tone).
She recently designed a poster for the Hollywood Theater in conjunction with a screening of her new movie The Future (insert omg, awesome, whiz bang etc here) and the Social Practice MFA at Portland State University.
I Want to Kiss This Person is simple and engaging. Miranda's description from her Facebook page states: You ask him/her to stand in front of it, then you take a picture. A good thing to have in your home if words fail. Sort of like mistletoe, but less ambitious.
This poster also captures what I love about good design. It encourages engagement, inspires conversation and it elicits sincere emotion.
Addendum: I encourage you, dear readers, to take a gander at some of July's other projects such as her Eleven Heavy Things, Learning to Love You More and her brilliant and oh-so-simple website created to promote her 2007 book No One Belongs Here More Than You.
I Want To Kiss Miranda July!
If you want the chance to kiss many people, posters are still available. Contact the Hollywood Theater for more information.