Due to the immediacy and ease of email, it sometimes seems tangible stationary has gone the way of the Dodo. Graphic design may be just as important on a screen, but personal paper correspondence is rare. That is why the LETTERHEADY blog is so fascinating. It collects examples of famous figure’s distinctive letterhead. Some are exceedingly simple, as Leonard Cohen, Saul Bass and Enzo Ferrari. Others are more elaborate and colorful, such as those of artists like Dr. Seuss, Andy Warhol, and Georgia O’Keeffe.

Houdini had the option for either, in the same year:

Two of my favorites combine color and simplicity, and personal nostalgia:

Whatever the design, the style speaks volumes about the person or company it represents. What does ours say?


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