There’s always something nice about receiving a letter. Today the way we communicate is dominated by email, text, status updates and tweets leaving many to lose sight of the things that have been around for a while – like pen and paper. Craig Oldham believes it is important that we don’t forget.

Oldham began the Hand.Written.Letter.Project by extending an invitation to the world’s leading designers, design studios and creative thinkers alike to simply share their thoughts in handwritten form on their own letterhead. The full collection now includes over 100 letters and will be on show at KK Outlet throughout August.

The project offers much more than a voyeristic insight into the creative minds of those we revere, it represents a visual narrative on the cultural transition in which we find ourselves. A transition on which we welcome you to share your thoughts at the exhibition with the help of a special interactive element.

A limited edition book of the letters will be available at KK Outlet, with all profits going to the National Literacy Trust www.literacytrust.org.uk

Hand.Written.Letter.Project features correspondence from…

Wim Crouwel / Michael C.Place-Build/ Milton Glaser / Ian Anderson-the Designers Republic / Wally Olins / Daniel Eatock / John McConnell / Michael Bierut-Pentagram / Ivan Chermayeff / Tom Giesmar / Michael Johnson-johnson banks / Vince Frost / Phillippe Apeloig / Erik Kessels-KesselsKramer / Tony Brook-Spin / Steven Heller / Bob Gill / Stefan Sagmeister / This Is Real Art / Bibliotheque / Mike Dempsey / Adrian Shaunessy and many more.

Illustration by Marion Deuchers courtesy of herself and Heart Agency


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