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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Project 1971: Making a Photo History of the Year You Were Born

Adopted from photo jojo

Sveinn Birkir has been collecting images from 1976 to make a visual anthology from the year he was born.

Isn't that awesome?

Wanna make your own Project 1976? Search Flickr or Google Image Search for your birth year and see what comes up.

Look for events that happened and things that came out that year (cars, products, albums, movies). Who was on the cover of Time or Rolling Stone? Who died or was born that year?

Sprinkle in some family photos and show off your time capsule! Start a photoblog, or print the photos and stick ‘em on the wall.

Better yet, do this for a pal (or your kid, if you’ve got one of those) and make it into a book for their birthday. Better even than cupcakes, amigo.

Think about doing a collection from your highschool or other growin up years! Can you say jelly shoes; SWATCH; Coca Cola shirts; white gloves and red jackets? How about a hanky belt, ah the good ol 80's


ANS said...

I was born in the 80's and love that time!! Awesome idea, thanks. I think I'll do one for my daughters first birthday!

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Awesome Idea! Lots of fun to do with kids too. Combines a couple of things I love to do. Computer searches and looking through old magazines from garage sales or wherever. That last being a little trickier if you were born in 1958 like I was!

Thanks for sharing the idea.