We’ve long been fans of Letters of Note – the digital repository of famous people’s snail-mail.
The content of the letters might draw you in, but often its what they’re written on (paper, envelopes, cocktail napkins) that ends up holding our attention the most.
Shaun Usher, the site’s creator, clearly digs the design element too, because he’s created a new site, Letterheady, that focuses exclusively on showcasing the stationery the letters were written on.
If obsessing over fonts, GSM grades and other papery flourishes is your thing, you’ll find Letterheady deeply satisfying. But even if graphic design’s not your bag, there’s still plenty to hold your interest.
The weirdest example, though, is from the desk of Charles Manson. We had no idea the man was so into office supplies.
If you have any examples you think would make worthy additions to the collection, Usher allows you to submit them here.