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What Small Objects Think When You Forget Them on the Street

When was the last time you thought about, or even noticed, trash or misplaced items on the street? Probably a long time ago. Just because these objects aren’t on our minds, though, doesn’t mean they don’t exist.

In her Little Lost Project, graphic design student Yoonjin “Zoonzin” Lee gives a voice to small found objects. Lee collects items like discarded lighters, abandoned subway cards and lost paper clips she finds on New York streets and attaches hand-written messages to the items before putting them back where she found them. The messages tell unsuspecting passersby (and Lee’s online audience) of the suffering of abandonment in a way that will make you reminisce about that Chap Stick tube you lost last winter.

little lost project chapstick

little lost project chapstick closeup

little lost project paper clip

little lost project paper clip closup

little lost project candy in the snow

little lost project candy in the snow closeup

little lost project broken flip phone in the snow

little lost project broken flip phone in the snow closeup

little lost project elastic band

little lost project elastic band closeup

little lost project metro cards

little lost project metro cards closeup

via Untapped Cities

   
 
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