"How heartfelt emails become words of art."
"Call it technology in reverse." - CNN
"Marries the romance of analog with the convenience of digital." - GOOD
Ivan Cash, a San Francisco-based artist, presents a collection of hand-written letters, notes, and other personal communiqués, many with whimsical drawings and design. They are selected from a pool of over 10,000 letters that were sent out by volunteer artists working with Cash. He created a website where anyone could send an email intended for someone, which the volunteer artists then transform into a hand-written letters - shipped at the volunteer expense to locations all over the world. Many of the letters are in other languages, some of which have translations. The book showcases the scanned or photographed letters, which themselves are mostly reminders of affections, thank-yous, and some absurdity. Attached to each photo is a caption providing the artist's name, as well as whence and whither it was mailed. The letter-artists are acknowledged in the back as well as other participants.
About the Author
Ivan Cash is an artist and designer based in San Francisco who creates socially engaging, interactive media projects. Nothing would make him happier than if you closed your eyes for twenty seconds after reading this and just listened to your breath.
For more info, visit IvanCash.com