We are writing a personal, hand-written letter to every household in the world. (One village at a time). Read more
This project was successfully funded on January 31, 2011.
About this project
We need help!
We're sending letters to everyone in the world, one town at a time. The letters all arrive on the same day, just like a huge dollop of fresh cream blobbed on the whole town. These cheerful handwritten letters prompt chats around neighborhoods and whip up all sorts of community curiosity and giggling confusion.
Thanks to the gorgeous, well dressed people (nice socks) who pledged on here last time we have now reached 2 towns and have sent over 1000 different letters in all. It felt like a lot to us, but we still have 6,825,898,913 letters to write. Outrageous. People keep giving birth too (congratulations).
How can we complete this Herculean task? We don't know. But! With your help we feel like we can do anything-ish.
This time we're looking to raise $2000 to travel to a new and unlikely location and set ink to paper. Of course we have to send the letters too, which is our biggest expense. Until now we've had to limit our letter writing to 620, the most we can do in two weeks without dying, but with this new appeal we can write to hundreds and hundreds more people, longer letters, further travels, whole cities, etc. We do have some great plans, but we really need you to join in. Please do!
Lenka and Michael
p.s. you can see all of the letters written so far on mysteriousletters.blogspot.com
p.p.s. we're not really in New York but Kickstarter won't let us write "Mysterious Location"
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $10 or more
You get to choose a theme which will be used to write a letter to a stranger (eg: on average how many rainbows exist at any one time, what is the Statue of Liberty thinking, what is your favourite memory, is a big cat a big cat? etc.)
Pledge $15 or more
You will have your name mentioned in one joyous letter sent to a stranger who you will forevermore be inexplicably linked with. You will receive a beautiful, high resolution digital version of the letter.
Pledge $20 or more
Postcard letter with just one thunderbolting sentence proving that brevity is the soul of wit.
Pledge $22 or more
A single page of an Amish newspaper detailing the minutiae of daily life (weather, personal troubles, death etc.), with sections particularly pertinent to you highlighted in lovely luminous yellow.
Pledge $24 or more
You will receive a unique hand-written, hand made postcard composed whilst we were sober, clear-headed and utterly focused on the task.
Pledge $25 or more
You will receive a unique hand-scrawled postcard made and written while we were drunk, which we'll regret horribly by the time it arrives.
Pledge $35 or more
You will receive a very small unique gift with a matching haiku letter.
Pledge $38 or more
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Pledge $38 and receive a spooky Gothic letter written in a graveyard. Guaranteed bloodcurdling semi-cutesy terror.
Pledge $57 or more
Pledge $57 and receive a fortune telling letter. We will try to summon all of our magical mystical forces and unleash them into letter form, giving a month by month breakdown of your next year. No guarantee of accurate predictions guaranteed.
Pledge $60 or more
A book of all of the mysterious goings on and workings out from Mysterious Letters 1 & 2. Lists of themes, hand-drawn maps, notes on homes, things notices and ideas saved for later. The mysterious secrets of Mysterious Letters, revealed... Very limited edition of fifty books, signed by Michael & Lenka.
Pledge $80 or more
Pledge $80 and you'll be sent a buried treasure map of which there will only be one copy. We will bury a unique fabulous (weird) item and a letter in the ground, only you will know its whereabouts. Excellent excuse for a holiday.
Pledge $100 or more
A beautiful book of the 100 best mysterious letters so far, in full beautiful technicolor! Very rare, limited edition of 100 copies, signed by Michael and Lenka.
Pledge $152 or more
A beautiful handwritten letter and the film of your letter being written. Your own making-of... Behind the scenes exclusive access, directors commentry included.
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