19.08.09 by Jeff

Mysterious Letters

This is the best thing I’ve seen in a long time. Michael Crowe and Lenka Clayton plan to write letters to everyone in the entire world. They have started by mailing personal handwritten letters, notes, and postcards to 467 households in the small Irish village of Cushendall. Nearly everyone in the village received something! It caused such a stir that BBC Newsline actually picked up the story. The two artists are now documenting the project on their blog, Mysterious Letters.

michael crowe lenka clayton mysterious letters project artist art cushendall

michael crowe lenka clayton mysterious letters project artist art cushendall

michael crowe lenka clayton mysterious letters project artist art cushendall

michael crowe lenka clayton mysterious letters project artist art cushendall

michael crowe lenka clayton mysterious letters project artist art cushendall

michael crowe lenka clayton mysterious letters project artist art cushendall

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Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Mary!

    Love this idea.

  • http://www.unruly.ca Katy

    This is such a beautiful thing, for true. Reach out and touch someone. What’s not to dig about that? I may have to write about it. It makes me very happy indeed.

  • saraj

    i love these! so beautiful! graceful!

  • http://clairesloanphotography.com claire sloan

    SO GOOD

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  • http://www.1000-whispers.blogspot.com/ angela

    last christmas i wrote beautiful cards for strangers. it’s really touching idea and i love ‘everyday’s mysterious things’

  • Lia

    This is beautifull. Just the other day i was thinking about good things people do, even though nobody notices. I think that i would love a letter from them.

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  • Granda

    Heart it!!! I wanna receive those SWEET postcards from Michael & Lenka.

  • http://wellspentyouth.blogspot.com/ Tomi

    Oh I love it! Beautifull idea!

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  • http://www.youandmedesignco.com rachel

    What a great idea! I wonder how people respond to receiving these? Are they pleasantly surprised or a little freaked out?

  • http://www.figcrumbs.blogspot.com Michael

    Hello Booooooom,

    this is 50% of Mysterious Letters, Michael. We’ve got a Kickstarter account for Mysterious Letters Part 2 that’s in dire need of support! If you do a feature on it we will spread superb rumours of your beauty and heavenly splendor forevermore.

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/646138685/mysterious-letters

    Cheerio!





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