M.Leddy + letters   45

Tunes, looney
“You showed no remorse, Charlie Brown, no capacity for self-reflection!”
8 weeks ago by M.Leddy
Willie Perdomo on writing letters
“Letters are where we argue, say goodbye, dream, fail, forgive, and tell our secrets, and send regrets. We can't filter our lives or curate our feeds in letters. Letters are where we attempt to tell the truth and wait.”
may 2019 by M.Leddy
“Twelve chatty letters”
Cell-phone outage in Dingburg, but Zippy is quite at home with the printed (or handwritten) page.
analog  comics  letters  paper  Zippy 
march 2019 by M.Leddy
etterheads dig letterheads. Letterhead Steven Heller offers his confessions — with samples.
design  letters  typography 
february 2019 by M.Leddy
Flee — it’s InCoWriMo!
It’s International Correspondence Writing Month. With postcards reading “Flee — all is revealed!”
letters  mail  postcards 
february 2019 by M.Leddy
Bush to Clinton
The note that George H.W. Bush left for Bill Clinton seems like an artifact from a lost America.
politics  letters 
december 2018 by M.Leddy
Postage due
From Zippy: where do you put the stamp? Inside or outside the envelope?
analog  comics  letters  mail  Zippy 
september 2018 by M.Leddy
Eberhard Faber letterhead
Sean at Blackwing Pages and Contrapuntalism passed on this scan of the Eberhard Faber letterhead, complete with telephone exchange name, cable address, diamond star trademark, and two-digit postal code. And trailing clouds of graphite, a bright, sharp no. 2 Mongol.
letters  Mongol  pencils 
january 2018 by M.Leddy
The Lettermate
Yes, you could just put a piece of lined paper in the envelope to use as a guide, but why would you, when you can use a nifty tool instead?
analog  letters 
october 2017 by M.Leddy
Handwritten letters, 25¢ each
The Two Quarters Collective ’s “Letter Box Project” uses a repurposed vending machine to dispense handwritten letters in English, Basque, Farsi, and Spanish.
june 2017 by M.Leddy
“English professors have many wiles”
Willa Cather: “I take for granted that a person who writes a discriminating and intelligent letter is the sort of person who would not use any portion of my letter for publicity of any kind.”
letters  WillaCather 
june 2016 by M.Leddy
James Allen, letter writer
if you don’t like the current stuck-in-a-cave story, well, it will end soon.
comics  letters  MarkTrail 
june 2016 by M.Leddy
Jean Jarrett, letter writer
Beverly Cleary characters writing to their pen pals.
BeverlyCleary  fiction  letters 
june 2016 by M.Leddy
From a Van Gogh letter
He looks at the world and sees paintings.
art  letters  observation  VanGogh 
march 2016 by M.Leddy
From a van Gogh letter
The religious fervor and sermonizing of van Gogh’s early letters is occasionally interrupted by a passage of perfect description.
art  letters  observation  VanGogh 
february 2016 by M.Leddy
From a van Gogh letter
Admire as much as you can, most people don’t admire enough.
advice  art  letters  VanGogh  writing 
february 2016 by M.Leddy
The Lettermate
For anyone who has trouble writing in a straight line.
letters  writing 
february 2016 by M.Leddy
Letters and vultures
From Jean-Dominique Bauby’s The Diving Bell and the Butterfly .
february 2016 by M.Leddy
David Bowie (1947–2016)
From David Bowie’s reply to his first piece of fan mail from the United States.
letters  music 
january 2016 by M.Leddy
“[A] slow proposition on the market”
Willa Cather: “I’m not a bit sore about being a slow proposition on the market; but I have to cut my plans according to my cloth in order to avoid worrying.”
letters  WillaCather 
july 2015 by M.Leddy
Letter, stranger
“How she knows me, I can’t imagine.”
letters  politics 
may 2015 by M.Leddy
Word of the Day: epistling
“Heere’s a packet of Epistling, as bigge as a Packe of Woollen cloth.”
letters  words 
may 2015 by M.Leddy
National Send a Handwritten Letter Day (?)
“In 2015 there’s something decidedly artificial about keeping in touch by letter. I don’t mind.”
dowdyworld  letters 
january 2015 by M.Leddy
Letter-writing: on the wane?
A question from 1909: “Is letter writing, in the artistic sense, a lost accomplishment?”
september 2014 by M.Leddy
“A formal, considered form of correspondence”
Shaun Usher on what we lose by not writing letters.
june 2014 by M.Leddy
From a letter to David Rakoff
“Here is the simplest lesson you taught me: Don’t trade up.”
letters  life 
january 2013 by M.Leddy
Trudel’s Truth
Trudel’s Truth publishes the letters Trudel Adler began writing to her family in Germany after she came to the United States in 1934.
march 2012 by M.Leddy
My name is [your name here].
“My name is” does sound childlike, doesn’t it?
EBWhite  e-mail  letters 
february 2012 by M.Leddy
Mysterious apologies
Mysterious written apologies are baffling the town of Whitstable, Kent.
february 2012 by M.Leddy
Letters from the world of Gracious Living, From Alfred Stuart Myers’s Letters for All Occasions (1952).
dowdyworld  letters 
september 2011 by M.Leddy
Letter art
“From idiosyncratic letterheads to sketches, stamps, cartoons and multiple choice form letters, what do a letter’s illustrations reveal?”
art  letters 
august 2011 by M.Leddy
Young-adult letters
A Boston Globe article on young-adult letter-writers.
analog  dowdyworld  letters 
august 2011 by M.Leddy
John Lennon’s letters
The Los Angeles Times reports that in 2012 Little, Brown will publish a book of John Lennon’s letters, edited by Beatles biographer Hunter Davies.
Beatles  JohnLennon  letters  music 
april 2011 by M.Leddy
“Jail mail”
From the New York Times: in prison, “the art of the pen-to-paper letter to the editor is thriving.”
handwriting  letters 
january 2011 by M.Leddy
The Murry Wilson letter
From an eight-page letter to Brian Wilson
BrianWilson  letters 
january 2010 by M.Leddy
Sam FInk's letters
Letters from a 93-year-old illustrator
art  illustration  letters 
november 2009 by M.Leddy
On letters and mailboxes
Excerpt from Slywy's piece on letters and mailboxes
dowdyworld  letters  mail  writing 
september 2009 by M.Leddy
A telex from Aldo
A telex (!) from an old friend
friendship  letters 
may 2008 by M.Leddy
Letters from Aldo
Excerpts from a friend's letters, 1980-1985
friendship  letters 
may 2006 by M.Leddy

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