“Snail Mail” by Michelle Mackintosh
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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. Her book, Snail Mail, is a delight! What a beautiful testament to the gift of a letter.
Her brightly colored book is amazing! The illustrations are gorgeous and they draw you into a world of mail and art that makes you want to make more of it yourself and to surround yourself with all of this mail goodness. Whimsical,colorful, bold, cute- it’s all here.
Even the sides of the pages with their red, white and blue stripes evoke a feeling of letters and mail.
Michelle travels to Japan three times a year and is inspired by the Japanese love of stationery and letter writing.
Also included in the book are stickers and templates so that once you are inspired you’ll have some of the tools to create your own stationery stash to use and share with others.
My photos don’t do justice to the color and images that pop off these pages.
Below are some of the stickers included at the book of the book.
What do you think? Are you inspired? I am. Gotta go!
I bought this book, enjoyed it for a while… And then I sent it to a friend (by snail mail, of course!). I really like it; so many ideas stealworthy!
I wanted to thank you for adding me to your blog list. I've gotten a few people who have come over from your blog! I have this book too but haven't read it yet.