THE CAMPAIGN FOR BETTER LETTER WRITING

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Tucker Nichols Day

In Letter Writing, Post Art on August 25, 2009 at 9:36 am

publications_postcardsO, how I want to be able to look inside this book by Tucker Nichols! I can’t but when I can I shall jump for postcard joy.

Meanwhile, if you have a dream about your dad being turned into a tray of things – and he wants to push himself off the table because he doesn’t want to be a tray of things anymore – or if you have any such dream that wakes you up and makes you cry!, I think the best idea is to write someone a postcard about it. A dreamy postcard! When we go on holiday we send postcards, so why not when we go on dream? Perhaps there should be a Postcard Dreams service – a national deposit for all our night posts.

Anonymous Postcard

In Letter Writing, Post Action, Post Art on August 25, 2009 at 9:29 am

anonpostThe luscious Tucker Nichols has created a project that we approve of very much here at Post Letters! We love Tucker’s work, so please visit his site too.

Go see Anonymous Postcard – a project that enables you to communicate via a third party

Go see Tucker Nichols’ website

Unusual Greeting Card Sentiment by Brian McMullen

In Letter Writing, Post Art, Post in the World on August 13, 2009 at 3:52 pm

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The Difficulty of Post

In Letter Writing, Philosophy of Post, Post in the World, Post Moment on August 13, 2009 at 10:23 am

I am finding it really hard to write letters at the moment, as well as posts for this blog, and all the while the London postal workers are on strike . Perhaps there’s a huge vortex of entropic postal anti-energy swirling around.

When I do send letters, I feel great. I know they won’t arrive just yet (so there’s that time between sending and receiving when you can be happy knowing someone will receive something they didn’t know they would get) and I know when they will arrive, they will be a surprise. A disturbance of the day. Something to remember! To Hold In Your Hands!

So it’s about a feeling, then. But if we know what makes us feel great (sending post to people), why are we so stalled writing letters at the moment? Why are our postal workers on strike but no one’s reporting it in the press? Why do they have to strike in the first place? I think it’s something to do with value. How we value a way of feeling, the nature of surprises.

O, there is such sadness at the heart of Post currently!

Otter Mail by Brian McMullen

In Letter Writing, Post Art on August 13, 2009 at 10:11 am

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