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HAPPY HEARTS: Chris Uphues’ cheerful, childlike graffiti art — particularly his colorful, “happy hearts” with eyes — can be seen all over the streets of Brooklyn, where the artist is based, as well as Chicago (his hometown).

After the design team at Ann Inc.’s Loft division spotted Uphues’ work around town, they tracked him down for a Valentine’s Day collaboration, in which he was tasked to create original imagery for the retailer’s windows across its Chicago and New York outposts. Four Loft locations — including Times Square — will feature original heart characters and typographic treatments by Uphues, as well as an animated video for in-store and digital platforms. There will also be two T-shirt designs available for purchase in each of the four locations as well as online.

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