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The Gary Hunt 'Social Mail' Concept Encourages Snail Mail Use

By: Vivian Lau - Published: Jul 6, 2012 • References: gary-hunt and designboom
With the pen pal phenomenon and hand-written letter practice going extinct, the Gary Hunt 'Social Mail' stamps are a cute concept to encourage the use of snail mail.

The simple designs feature both animal and human head illustrations in candy-bright colors. The fun part comes in your own artistic ability as the 'headshot' stamps invite you to complete the rest of the body. By drawing in whatever body shape you see fit, your letter critter will complete any letter you send with the perfect personal touch. Hunt cites humor and human interaction as the main purpose of these 'social stamps,' as he encourages people to have fun in starting conversation with his product.

Hunt's idea was the winning entry in the RSA student design awards 'postage stamps' category.

Photo Credits: designboom | gary-hunt