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Snail Mail : Celebrating the Art of Handwritten Correspondence - Michelle Mackintosh

Snail Mail

Celebrating the Art of Handwritten Correspondence

Hardcover

Published: 1st April 2015
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Snail Mail reintroduces the lost pleasure and art of personal correspondence, beautiful presentation, and manners to today’s world of instant communication. In a world of 140-character limits, Snapchats, text-speak, and internet trolls, are we losing the ability to really communicate with our loved ones Snail Mail aims to bring back handwritten communication—and more—in one beautifully illustrated and perfectly proper little package.

Inspired by Japanese stationery and letter-writing culture, Michelle Mackintosh introduces the reader to the charm of the handwritten letter, personalized packages, and handcrafted stationery. Beautifully illustrated and complete with cutout postcard designs, papercraft, and rubber stamp templates, Snail Mail is full of equally useful and whimsical advice, like how to say thank you in a letter and other old-school etiquette; how to take time and reflect on your life through writing; how to improve and celebrate your own handwriting; how to make your own paper; how to romance someone the old-school way; how to make pen friends and DIY beautiful invitations for any occasion. It’s time to take back the written word!

About the Author

Michelle Mackintosh is a book designer, illustrator, and self-confessed stationery nerd. She has designed dozens of books on a wide range of topics, has won numerous design awards, and her books have been finalists and received commendations at the APA Book Design Awards. In Germany, her book design for the Twilight series won book design of the year in its category.

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5.0

I love this

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from NSW AU

About Me Everyday Reader

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Inspiring

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    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Mail Inspiration
    • Reference

    Comments about Snail Mail:

    This is a gorgeous book full of great ideas to encourage readers to put pen to paper and spread a little joy via "Snail Mail". Ideas for mail art, letter writing subjects and adding pretty embellishments. Love it.

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    1.0

    Helpful if your new to the world of snailmailing

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    from regional south australia

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    Comments about Snail Mail:

    I found that it would be a good book for some one who is just starting out in sail mail correspondence, however as i have been corresponding by mail for yesrs i found nothing new or insightful and didnt find it value for money

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    5.0

    Beautiful Book a Total Treat

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    from Melbourne, Au

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    Pros

    • Informative
    • Well Written

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      • Gift
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      Comments about Snail Mail:

      Beautifully presented, practical and a super treat.It inspires even the most reluctant letter writers to make a mundane note into a work of art.

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      ISBN: 9781742708775
      ISBN-10: 1742708773
      Audience: General
      Format: Hardcover
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 224
      Published: 1st April 2015
      Country of Publication: AU
      Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 16.0  x 2.9
      Weight (kg): 0.37
      Edition Number: 1