Before I explore this stunning letter from Germany, let’s face the facts: I am way behind on my snail mail posts. I received so many letters last week (that’s what happens when you go on vacation!), and I’m currently relying on them to cheer me through long nights of studying for a certain graduate school prerequisite exam. That said, letter-photography sessions have been few and far between!
I’m happy to have a moment to finally feature a gorgeous flipbook from my friend Katha, though–as usual, she’s outdone herself with elegant penmanship and adorable washi tape! It’s certainly been a comfort to page through this booklet as a break from endless Sentence Completion drills…
I really enjoy how many snail-mail flipbooks are such galaxies of color; I can’t get enough of all the cheerful jewel tones featured here.
She included a beautifully illustrated quote from everyone’s favorite fire demon/shooting star, which completely made my day. Howl’s Moving Castle is the comfort food of film (and literature, too!), in my opinion.
When my messy, childish handwriting grows up, it wants to look just like this.
Plus, everyone knows that narwhals are the number one way to my heart. (Man, now I want some stickers featuring the unicorn of the sea!)
And here’s the beautiful letter in its entirety! I’ve photographed it with a vintage Ravel and Debussy record as the background, which surprisingly matches its aesthetic quite well. I know that this booklet is definitely going to have a place of pride on my pen pal wall soon –though it might prove a little too heavy for my clothespins!
When was the last time you sent or received a flipbook? Do you have any tips for those of us (i.e. ME) who lack quality flipbook-crafting skills?