online joys _ 04

Some new online joys that are inspiring to me.

Write. Fold. Send. 
A more satisfying 
way to communicate

I have discovered Pigeon via Instagram, but they do promote “A more satisfying alternative to the always-on, instant-gratification tools we all use to communicate with each other every day.”

Inspired by origami, Pigeon, is a combination of letter and envelope. Being a big fan of notebooks and all paper related goodies I really support the concept behind Pigeon.

“Sending one letter to one friend and waiting for one reply is entirely satisfying. It’s personal and unique; narrowcasting, not broadcasting. Added to which, I often read letters from friends two or three times over. I can’t say the same for social media. Romantic as it sounds, with a letter you end up with a little part of your friend, to keep for ever. To tuck into a book and stumble across at some later date. A letter holds its value, and that helps sustain true friendship. Nothing digital can compare.” John Morse-Brown.

She’s been around for a while. I can’t recall when I discovered her for the first time. I must have been somewhere on the street, pasted against a wall. Loesje her posters are always spot on. No censure, just telling the truth. Black text on white background. Sounds simple, bit its the simplicity that makes them so strong and recognizable.

Loesje is a world wide collective of people and a fictional character – a young girl from the Netherlands, who wants to make our world a more positive, creative place. Loesje was founded in 1983 ( my year of birth 🙂 ) and since 1994 the foundation Loesje International exists.

“The local Loesje groups write and spread posters signed by the girl Loesje, with texts about everything that happens in society. Loesje texts are mostly positive and funny, and at the same time critical, wanting to stimulate the viewers to see things from new perspectives, and take action in their own lives. Loesje texts are not trying to tell you what to think; instead they often invite to many different interpretations.”

Image credits: Chris Campe

100for10 is an art project initiated by Melville Brand Design in Munich, Germany. It is a series of art books, of which each issue contains 100 black and white pages and costs only € 10.

“We love this concept of presenting unique work to a broad audience – not in a high gloss coffee table book – but as raw as they come, right out of the sketch book and only in black and white. We asked artists we cherish to create a 100-page book, assembling their unique collection of beloved artworks, or to create something new and never before published.”

I discovered this concept the first time via Chris Campe her Instagram page, All things letters. Where Chris introduced her new book ‘Alphabets’, published by 100for10.

Go and take a look on there website, cause it is a great source to discover new artists.

Happy watching! And discover more what inspires me in real life on my Instagram page. 😉

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