When’s the last time you got a real, handwritten letter in the mail? Feeling nostalgic, artist Ivan Cash started the Snail Mail My Email Project. He invited anyone in the world to send him an email that he would then hand-write (sometimes with an artistic embellishment) and mail to the chosen recipient, free of charge.
Faced with more than 10,000 requests, Cash enlisted an army of volunteers to create and send letters to more than 70 countries on all seven continents. He has collected his favorites in his new book, and this week only, until November 18, he has revived the project. Anyone can make a free request at Snail Mail My Email.
So choose your words carefully, and check out Cash’s visually gorgeous Snail Mail My Email book, which is out this week. The letters are by turns funny, moving, and wry, and all are visually clever. And although they are real messages from one individual to another, they transcend the narrowly personal and make for absorbing reading.
Some people like to travel by train because it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of an airplane.
I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.”
“I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” —Everyone following you on Instagram
A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.
Comedian Greg Davies
Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.
Client: We need you to log in to the YouTube and make all our company videos viral.
My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me everything you know.”
“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” —Alcohol
@yoyoha (Josh Hara)
My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.
Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?
A: A mechanic.