BUT that’s not the point. The point is, Erik Marinovich, co-creator of FriendsofType.com is sending the coolest packages around the world through his Do Not Open lettering project and you should be signing up yesterday!
Why is it so cool that cat gifs aren’t today’s craze? It’s because Mr. Marinovich personalizes each bubble envelope with his tactful hand lettering work. On each envelope is the recipients name and address designed the way the talented San Francisco based designer/letterer chooses. Some swirly doodads here, some big bold letters there. The best part is that each design is one-of-a-kind. Two hundred fifty bucks will cover the cost of the original art, shipping and some major bragging rights. It takes about 4 months to receive it, but much worth the wait for a gem like this.
You can even take a Skillshare class called Style Your Letters Boldly: Hand-Addressed Envelopes to learn the steps directly from Erik via video lessons.
I'm curious to see how the mail art trend will continue. Step your game up customized mailing stickers!