By Mackintosh, Michelle
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 communi...cate 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!Read more
Michelle Mackintosh is a book designer and illustrator with a passion for mixing up the discarded with the new, collaging vintage, cute and modern aesthetics into something totally unique. She has designed dozens of books on a wide range of topics, from cookbooks and craft to city guides and diaries. She has illustrated six books written by her husband Steve Wide, and has worked on books for authors as diverse as Beci Orpin, Antonia Kidman, Margaret Fulton, and John Marsden, to name a few. She has won numerous design awards, and her books have been finalists and received commendations at the APA Book Design Awards. She has also been a judge at the Melbourne Advertising and Design Club (MADC) awards, and in Germany her book design for the Twilight series won book design of the year in its category. Michelle is a self-confessed stationery nerd, a passionate reader, a history enthusiast, and a lover of all things music and pop culture (her husband is a DJ). She travels to Tokyo three times a year: Japan is her favourite design inspiration and to say she is obsessed would be an understatement!
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