Via our product manager, Ceclia, and the Pen Boutique Facebook page comes word of an interesting new project. As you might expect from the name — Snail Mail My Email — it enables people to email a message to the project’s volunteers, who then write it out by hand and mail it to the recipient.
Ivan Cash, the San Francisco designer and art director who founded SMME, sees it as a “jumpstart to help raise awareness,” according to this CNN article. Personally, I think it’s more interesting for as a bit of creative conceptual art, but the response has been fairly impressive: the team now has 134 international volunteers and has sent thousands of letters.
If you want to participate, email your letter to firstname.lastname@example.org before August 15.
(Or, you know, break out a pen and show off the quirks of your own handwriting.)