Letterhead from P.T. Barnum, Adam Ant, Terry Gilliam, Lead Belly, Marilyn Monroe

One fascinating site is Letterheady, an online clearinghouse of celebrity stationery. It’s a project of Shaun Usher, a curator of “online homages to offline correspondence” who is also the collector behind the web sites and books Lists of Note and Letters of Note. The examples below are pretty breathtaking, considering letter-writing is a lost art in the age of social media.


Adam Ant


Martin and Lewis


Terry Gilliam


Anais Nin


Henry Miller


Dick Gregory


Bob Kane, Batman creator


Marcel Marceau


Factory Records


Leadbelly


Harpo Marx


Stacia Blake, artist, one-time dancer for Hawkwind


Hunter S. Thompson


Mohandas K. Gandhi


Bill Watterson


Gene Roddenberry


Marilyn Monroe


Jim Henson/Muppets Inc.


Georgia O’Keefe


Richard Simmons

Via Dangerous Minds