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Nostalgic Communication

Snail mail homages echo a desire for more sentiment

Implications - In a world where "reply-all" and auto-responses have become the norm, authentic personal communication is becoming more rare, thus taking on a new level of value. Snail mail homages integrated in designs -- even if they have nothing to do with actual letters -- are a reminder of the sentiment letters used to convey.
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8 Featured, 50 Examples:
1,352,949 Total Clicks
Date Range:
Feb 09 — Oct 09
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Featured Examples

Paper Mail Handbags
Paper Mail Handbags
Vintage Purses Resemble Snail Mail Letters
I really miss the old times when letters were written on paper and sent in traveling envelopes with beautiful stamps. Now that this romantic way of communicating is nearly reaching its extinction, I am… MORE
Postal Eco-Accessories
Postal Eco-Accessories
Old Postcards, Stamps and Magazines Reused in Jewelry
Advertisements and society illustrations from 1930’s newspapers found in the artist’s kitchen walls, vintage Japanese postage stamps, hand-colored French postcards, and bits of antique lace are all components… MORE
Vintage Mail Laptop Bags
Vintage Mail Laptop Bags
MacBook Postage Sleeve Keeps Your Tech Gear Beautiful
Being able to easily transport your MacBook is half the appeal of having one, but how do you accomplish such a feat, and not damage your precious computer, while still looking rad? The Postage Sleeve for… MORE
$93,800 Stamps
$93,800 Stamps
Audrey Hepurn Postage Fetches Small Fortune at Auction
In Berlin, a rare stamp featuring classic movie star Audrey Hepurn sold for a whopping $93,800 at auction. This piece of postage features Ms. Hepburn with a cigarette holder dangling from her mouth. This… MORE
Snail Mail Styles
Snail Mail Styles
Postage Goes Global on the Fashion Front
Snail mail may not be the choice medium for messages anymore, but it is making a comeback on the fashion front. The snail mail-inspired dress above is from the collection “Letter to Paul” off StyleBubble.com.… MORE
Stamp Maps
Stamp Maps
Marc Alcock Creates Postage World Map
When Marc Alcock bought a collection of world stamps on eBay for $5, he decided to create a world map using the stamp from each country as the country. The stamp world map by Marc Alcock must have taken… MORE
Social Media Stamps
Social Media Stamps
All Postage is Good for Now is Design Inspiration
Here’s another sign that postage is on its way out: stamp design is now being used as a classic way to represent social media icons. Designer Kvn has created these stamp icons for ten of the most popular… MORE
Chinese Architecture Stamps
Chinese Architecture Stamps
DIY Pagoda Art Fit for the Whole Family
For fans of Chinese architecture, the Chinese Architecture Stamps set features a wide selection of stamps that print many traditional architectural features from the Far East. They include ridges, door… MORE

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