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Description - Snail Mail by 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781742708775
ISBN-10: 1742708773
Format: Hardback
(222mm x 160mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Hardie Grant Books
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2015
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Michelle Mackintosh

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. She has designed dozens of books on a wide range of topics, from cookbooks and craft to city guides and diaries. She has illustrated six books written by her husband Steve Wide, and has worked on books for authors as diverse as Beci Orpin, Antonia Kidman, Margaret Fulton, and John Marsden, to name a few. She has won numerous design awards, and her books have been finalists and received commendations at the APA Book Design Awards. She has also been a judge at the Melbourne Advertising and Design Club (MADC) awards, and in Germany her book design for the Twilight series won book design of the year in its category. Michelle is a self-confessed stationery nerd, a passionate reader, a history enthusiast, and a lover of all things music and pop culture (her husband is a DJ). She travels to Tokyo three times a year: Japan is her favourite design inspiration and to say she is obsessed would be an understatement!

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