A Picture of a Letter (or: Classical Communication Meets Social Media)

I like to keep my letters to our boy (who is in Marine Corps Recruit Training presently) light and on-point.

That said, I thought I’d share one with you, should you like to engage in the time-honored tradition of messing with your kids head via the Postal Service.

…and I’m sharing this via an image of said letter, as I’ve found that many people on social sites won’t read anything over a few sentences long, but will look at a picture. Thus, what we have here is the potential to communicate via a medium that so often fails in that very department. By forcing someone to read an image, well, we’re deconstructing the very notion of not reading in the first place. I feel I have done my part. Should you one day read a case a study on this very phenomena, I hope that you’ll recall reading it here first, and then not eat a pickled egg, for fuck’s sake.

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I draw cars. I also provide full-service hot rod design and illustration, custom car, graphic and web design tailored to the custom automotive aftermarket, including logos, branding, project planning and research, and even apparel design. Need an ad, some copy, or a jump on social media? I do that, too. My mission is straightforward: To consistently provide the ultimate in design creativity and customer service, with an experience and artistic vision that is second to none. While working to raise the standard of automotive illustration, I seek to educate the public with regard to the labor and sacrifice required to create a work of fine art.

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