Michael Crowe and Lenka Clayton are writing a personal, hand-written letter to every household in the world. Read more
This project was successfully funded on November 9, 2009.
About this project
We plan to write a letter to everyone on the planet. Including you. And all the people who look a bit like you. And all the people who look absolutely nothing like you. Everyone. Given the gargantuan scale of the task we’ve already begun, with one (whole) town in Ireland. The letters arrived en masse one morning, bringing widespread smiling and frisky curious shiver. (please see video)
The next town is planned, we want to go further, swifter. We’ve self funded the Mysterious Letters so far via medical testing on ourselves (violins please) and other such horrors. But now there’s this lovely website. The funding will be spent on little stamps, large envelopes, etc. everything we need to research and write to the next entire town. We're continuing Mysterious Letters in a new mysterious location the minute this is over. All of the hundreds of new letters written will be posted on our blog by the end of November.
Love from, Michael + Lenka
* * * * * * * * * p.s. Sun drenched heart thumping individually sculpted thank yous to everyone who's pledged to Mysterious Letters so far! We're so close now it's a very lovely pink and gold-ish woozy feeling, so again thank you!
If we do get any pledges pipping us past our target rest utterly assured they will be going on more postal antics, so we can write to more people, longer streets and more populated cities.
Michael & Lenka
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $5 or more
You will have your name written in calligraphy on a list that will be read in a reverential tone of voice into the letterbox as we post all of the letters. (Specific accents requestable.) You also receive our unconditional lavender love.
Pledge $10 or more
You get to choose a theme which will be used to write a letter to a stranger (eg: how giraffes give birth, babies’ names, what dogs are thinking when they look at the moon, etc.) Each donor will receive a digital image of the resulting letter and a unique digital thank you.
Pledge $24 or more
You will receive a unique hand-written 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 written while we were drunk, which we'll regret horribly by the time it arrives.
Pledge $50 or more
You will receive a gorgeous hand-written letter, thoroughly spell-checked and mildly scented (agreeable smell). Bulging with highkickery.
Pledge $75 or more
You will receive an epic stocky letter which sadly goes on for a bit too long and clutters up your otherwise tidy home.
Pledge $100 or more
1 backer Limited (999999 left of 1000000)
A gorgeous love letter with a STAGGERING item for you or anyone you choose: A bag containing 0.0001% of the Eiffel Tower!!! (filed and picked off.) Limited to one million as otherwise the whole tower would be filed down to nothing. The most romantic post conceivable!
Pledge $200 or more
Various tasty bits: A letter, on any topic to anyone. Sealed with the kiss of a hired model. (Really) & a deluxe edition box of prints of the 10 best letters (Signed!) & a copy of the Mysterious Letters Play (Rare). Nothing else.
Pledge $500 or more
Utter mystery. Even we have no idea what it is. Only for the reckless spendthrift.
Pledge $2,000 or more
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.
Pledge $3,000 or more
YOU get to choose the next town we write to (under 900 households).
- What's Up Pittsburgh!
- 5 Tips for Running an Art Project
- Kickstarter Receives an Especially Mysterious Letter!
- The Kickstarter Awards: More Creator Picks
- The Kickstarter Awards: Sentimental Favorites
- The Kickstarter Awards: The Uncategorizable
- Mysterious Letters' Mysterious Package
- The Mysterious Letters Aftermath
- Drinking and Writing
- Creator Q&A: Mysterious Letters
- Interesting Pricing
- (18 days)