As Valentine’s Day is coming up, I thought I’d share relevant project from my past. You can also see this permanently on this blog by going here.

Back in 2005, I was heartbroken and single when Valentine’s Day came along. I decided to turn lemons into lemonade with a little Valentine’s Day art project called Love Drug. It initially started as a lark but it developed some momentum as it went along and resulted in a website and a novelty product. LoveDrug is a mock pharmaceutical that you can take to fall in love, or make your potential partner fall in love. I also created the UnLove Drug which has the opposite effect. home


The website resulted in a story in the Boston Phoenix which you can read below. This in turn resulted in people contacting me and ordering more than I had to produce. Regrettably, I didn’t meet any lovely female customers to whom I could slip a pill!

Love Drug review

Make Your Own!

And for those of you who are feeling crafty, I have made the artwork available for downloading should you want to make up some Love Drug of your own. The design files are PDFs and include labels for the bottles which you can print on sticker paper, and a template for the boxes that the bottles come in which can be printed on cardstock or heavier paper. For the bottles, I recommend using an old prescription bottle. You can also buy these at most local pharmacies. You can insert any candies you like in the bottles, I used pink and blue heart candies.

Here are PDFs

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One Comment to Valentine’s Day Love Drug Project

  1. Dear Dr. Smart,

    I would like to personally endorse Love Drug. Before I tried Love Drug I was sad, unhappy, AND depressed. I had no love in my life, except for my Canadian Hairless Sphynx, “Miss Beautiful Princess.” But her love is not the kind that keeps you warm at night, even if she did have hair.

    So I sat down one night and said, “Dori Minnow. If you want your prince to arrive you are going to have to leave your tastefully decorated country-modern double wide and find him yourself.” That’s when I saw your ad for Love Drug in the back of Bobble Bee Magazine.

    I must admit I was skeptical. I was not born yesterday! But unlike Miss Beautiful Princess, I only have one life, not nine (haha! a little cat humor for you)

    Well, I am happy to report that after taking Love Drug for seven straight months, along with having my teeth “corrected” and spending more time at Mutt’s Good Eatz in inappropriately tight shirts, I met my current flame, Jimmy Crackle. He is the love of my life and I don’t even care that he always smells like Ajax. Love is blind for you eyes and your nose!

    Dori Minnow

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