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Michael Crowe and Lenka Clayton are writing a personal, hand-written letter to every household in the world, provoking glee and curiosity, and... Read more

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This project's funding goal was not reached on September 8, 2010.

Michael Crowe and Lenka Clayton are writing a personal, hand-written letter to every household in the world, provoking glee and curiosity, and...

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About this project

What are we doing you cry?

We're sending letters to everyone in the world, one town at a time.

We're trying to prompt chats around neighborhoods. (Not boring! Exciting!)

We're trying to spread a bit of butter! (Joy.)

We're lighting the long weird wick of community curiosity and waiting for it to do whatever that particular mix of people does. (Who knows?!)

What sort of thing should strangers say to strangers?

Who absolutely hates letters?

What will come for you in the mail tomorrow?

Thanks to the brilliant people who pledged on here last time we wrote over 600 letters to every home in Polish Hill in Pittsburgh in America...

Now we want to go further, quicker, bigger, thinner, taller, shorter, etc.

(6,825,898,913 x better)

Will you help?

Yes?

No?

Join us! It's free! (not free)

(This time we're looking to raise $8000 for travel to a very remote (secret at the moment, sorry) location. Until now we've had to limit our letter writing to 620, the most we can do in two weeks without dying, but with $8,000 we can write to hundreds and hundreds more people, longer letters, further travels, whole cities, etc.)


www.mysteriousletters.blogspot.com

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    Pledge $10 or more
    About $10 USD

    9 backers

    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.)

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    Pledge $15 or more
    About $15 USD

    24 backers

    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.

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    Pledge $20 or more
    About $20 USD

    11 backers

    Postcard letter with just one thunderbolting sentence proving that brevity is the sole of wit.

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    Pledge $22 or more
    About $22 USD

    1 backer

    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.

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    Pledge $24 or more
    About $24 USD

    6 backers

    You will receive a unique hand-written, hand made postcard composed whilst we were sober, clear-headed and utterly focused on the task.

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    Pledge $25 or more
    About $25 USD

    11 backers

    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.

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    Pledge $29 or more
    About $29 USD

    0 backers

    Pledge $29 and receive a beautiful wonky letter written left handed, which will look like it was done by a 2 year old. Rare laughable collectors item.

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    Pledge $35 or more
    About $35 USD

    8 backers

    You will receive a very small unique gift with a matching haiku letter.

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    Pledge $38 or more
    About $38 USD

    2 backers

    Pledge $38 and receive a spooky Gothic letter written in a graveyard. Guaranteed bloodcurdling semi-cutesy terror.

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    Pledge $45 or more
    About $45 USD

    0 backers

    Pleadge $45 and recieve a gramatickle nitemare leter ful of brilliyent errers. Spot the misteaks, fun four all the familey.

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    Pledge $48 or more
    About $48 USD

    0 backers

    Pledge $48 and we will send a gift letter which is made up of a list of compliments for a friend of your choice. Joying blissward present which will bring extra smiling into your dear friend's life.

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    Pledge $57 or more
    About $57 USD

    1 backer

    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.

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    Pledge $60 or more
    About $60 USD

    11 backers Limited (39 left of 50)

    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.

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    Pledge $66 or more
    About $66 USD

    0 backers

    Pledge $66 to recieve the spectacular hang over cure letter. One read of its sunny contents will perk you up, re-reading will have you feeling glorious. Also helps with messy break-ups, all encompassing general disgust, neighbourly revulsion, etc. etc.

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    Pledge $80 or more
    About $80 USD

    6 backers

    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.

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    Pledge $99 or more
    About $99 USD

    0 backers

    Pledge $99 and receive a letter written while listening to Garth Brooks. The letter will not mention the music but it contain a flavour of what we went through just for you.

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    Pledge $100 or more
    About $100 USD

    6 backers Limited (94 left of 100)

    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.

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    Pledge $152 or more
    About $152 USD

    1 backer

    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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    Pledge $672 or more
    About $672 USD

    0 backers

    Twenty-six alphabetical gifts... A beautifully presented box with twenty-six individually wrapped mysterious gifts, one for each letter of the alphabet. Each box is different!

    (This is the best reward)

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    Pledge $1,000 or more
    About $1,000 USD

    0 backers

    You are the boss. You commission a reward from us, we do it! Please e-mail to negotiate...

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    Pledge $2,000 or more
    About $2,000 USD

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    You will receive the best letter we've ever written to anyone. It will be hand delivered by Michael and Lenka to your house, wherever you live in the world.

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