Exhibition: Hand.Written.Letter.Project

Craig Oldham began his Hand.Written.Letter.Project (HWLP) by inviting a selection of leading designers and image makers to simply share their thoughts in the form of a handwritten letter on their own letterhead. Now over 100 handwritten responses are being exhibited at London’s KK Outlet until 27 August…

Craig Oldham began his Hand.Written.Letter.Project (HWLP) by inviting a selection of leading designers and image makers to simply share their thoughts in the form of a handwritten letter on their own letterhead. Now over 100 handwritten responses – from the likes of Wim Crouwel, Wally Olins, Mike Dempsey, Tony Brook, and many more – are being exhibited at London’s KK Outlet until 27 August…

“There’s always something nice about receiving a letter,” says Craig Oldham, “especially these days when email, text, status updates and tweets dominate our communication, leaving many to lose sight of the things that have been around for a while (like ink and paper). I believe it’s important they don’t.” The good folk at KK Outlet have only just hung the show but took these snaps for us to share:

HWLP features written correspondence from Adrian Shaughnessy of Unit Editions, Bibliothèque, Bob Gill, Daniel Eatock, Erik Kessels of KesselsKramer, Michael Bierut of Pentagram, Michael Johnson of johnsonbanks, Phillippe Apeloig, Stefan Sagmeister, This Is Real Art, Vince Frost and many more.

A strictly limited edition book of the project, in support of the National Literacy Trust, is available at handwrittenletterproject.com

HWLP runs until 27 August at KK Outlet, 42 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6PB. Tel: +44 (0) 20 7033 7680.

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CR subscribers will already have seen several pieces of work from the Hand.Written.Letter.Project as it features in the current issue of our subscriber-only publication Monograph.

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