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Just for Fun: Public Arts Project Encourages Letter-Writing

August 12, 2011 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Ivan Cash, a young avant-garde artist from San Francisco, began Snail Mail My Email in mid-July, a one-month interactive art project calling attention to the special magic letter writing holds for both the sender and recipient.

“Snail mail fascinates me,” Cash told the Wall Street Journal when asked why he took on this massive project. “There’s something warm and fuzzy about coming home and checking the mail and getting a letter from a friend. It’s such an intimate form of communication, especially in today’s world,” he said.

Time’s running out but It’s not too late to get in on the fun (Deadline – August 15, 2011). This might be a great conversation starter to resurrect an old friendship.Don’t miss the Flickr slide show, too!

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Great project and a great idea how a pen and a paper can define the messages

  2. Anonymous says:

    Such a great idea this practise was almost abolishing and to keep it alive this is a good step. What a pen and a paper can describe email and messages can not do that.

  3. Anonymous says:

    The nostalgia! I remember having summer pen pals when I was in elementary school and eagerly tearing down the driveway to the mail box every day to see if I got any news. So wonderful! When I think of my friends I can picture their handwriting so clearly it’s so much a part of who they are and how they express themselves. I hope the letter writing makes a BIG comeback!!!

    Arcade Fire has a song on their Grammy award winning album about writing letters and the intense feeling of waiting for a response by mail… I really think a lot of people would love to revisit beauty and thoughtfulness that goes into communicating by pen and paper!

  4. Anonymous says:

    What a great Project! Though it’s no such an out-there idea for some of us old-school communicators. 😉

    I’ve kept every letter ever written to me and it means so much to re-read them and see the handwriting of a person who I care about or cared about in times gone by. I still write letters because I love beautiful stationary and I also hope that the receivers will get the same kick that I do when I get a handwritten note in the mail. I’m also a big fan of postcards for no reason other than to say hi. I try to send a few a month just to say I’m thinking of you even when I’m away from the computer. :

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