Snail Mail (Paperback)

Rediscovering the Art and Craft of Handmade Correspondence

By Michelle Mackintosh

Hardie Grant, 9781742708775, 224pp.

Publication Date: April 7, 2015

List Price: 19.95*
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In a world of 140-character limits, Snapchats, textspeak 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 cut-out 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 bring 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.