New York designer Ji Lee has launched a project to collect photographs of logos that show the former World Trade Center in a New York skyline.
Lee publishes the photos on the project website; anyone can contribute by uploading their own images.
"These logos will not last forever as many of the small business will either update their logos at some point or close their doors eventually," says Lee.
By collecting and publishing the logos, he hopes to preserve the towers' iconic image.
Visit www.wtclogo.com to contribute.
Here's an explanation from Ji Lee:
World Trade Center Logo Preservation Project
An open project to photograph and preserve the Twin Towers in the New York skyline logos.
After 9/11, I started to noticed the Twin Towers in many logos containing the New York City skyline. These were mostly from small businesses: dry cleaners, delis, movers, and so on. I experienced a strange mix of sadness and joy seeing the iconic Towers standing there majestically, as if nothing happened.
These logos will not last forever as many of the small business will either update their logos at some point or close their doors eventually. Thus the Twin Towers would sadly vanish forever.
In order to preserve them, I started photographing them whenever I found one – and there are many of them around. Soon it became an enjoyable game every time I was on the streets of New York, like a treasure hunt which never ceases to be rewarding.
If you find a logo with the Twin Towers, please photograph it send it to this site. They will be added to the collection and be preserved forever.
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