Once upon a week in 2006 I thought of perhaps my very best invention yet… The Letterlope! It’s basically a letter but written on the envelope it is posted in… At the time I thought it might change the world… I had stars in my eyes… I honestly thought a world of glory awaited… I was very wrong.
I decided to write one letterlope a day for one week and post them to my good friends at Macklin Street in Derby. I put a good few minutes into making each one something quite special as they were to probably go down in the history books as the pioneers of their kind… The very first of the letterlope era. What I did not foresee was that they would never indeed see the light of day, they would never be carefully unfolded and wishful eyes would never indeed glance upon their wonder. Yes, they did indeed arrive at the house untainted by the postal service and yes they did reach the hand of the inquisitive resident… but never were they opened. Instead they were stored away as a treat for a day that never arrived and still they remain in the shadows.
But alas… I have discovered the original scans I made of each of these wonderful creations and have uploaded them for the world to see in all of their fantastic glory… Relish at their magic… Bask in their wonder.
There are even a few references to Luniere short film projects in there.