Over the past year, Tanner Woodford (executive director of ChiDM) has sent hundreds of letters to people across all walks of life. In it, he kindly asks the recipient to answer a broad question that traces back to the medium on which it was sent.
"What's worth preserving?"
In an era of constant distractions, the process of writing a letter by hand serves as a reminder to breathe, and to be in the moment. Writing an answer to a thoughtful question promotes reflection. Unexpectedly, the project also produced other rewards like a discussion with John Massey on astrological philosophy, an original piece of art from Debbie Millman, and a one-year supply of strawberry preserves from Matthew Hoffman.
This new book from the Chicago Design Museum (ChiDM) features 50 handwritten letters in response to a broad, philosophical question. Pledge levels start at only $10.