Author(s): Michelle Mackintosh
Inspired by Japanese stationery and letter-writing culture, Michelle Mackintosh introduces the reader to the charm of the handwritten letter, personalised 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, romance someone, 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 choose papers, make stickers and stamps (and the best places to shop for materials); how to prepare a care package for friends and loved ones; how to make beautiful DIY invitations; and how to make pen friends. The ideal gift for a friend or cute self-purchase, Snail Mail will appeal to anyone who is tired of social media and the age of the text message.
Michelle Mackintosh is a designer and illustrator. She is a firm believer in the pleasure of handwritten correspondence and refuses to become sucked into the world of technological communication. Michelle has worked on numerous craft, children's and cookbooks and has her own stationery line.