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2013/10/29 papelote:carta

At this year's Designblok papelote introduced its new project "papelote: carta", the result of which is a new correspondence collection which will be available for sale starting December 1st, 2013.

Designblok carta

This project celebrates the phenomenon of correspondence and it attempts to revive it. The letter is a traditional medium for our connection with the rest of the world, which, in the past, was used for personal contact, as well as in art, diplomacy or science. We believe that although today’s fast world is not favourable for hand written messages requiring our time, care and patience, they still have a lot to offer.

A letter is a journey. A journey outside, towards someone else and sometimes even a journey inside, into one’s own heart. A journey on which we discover ourselves, our friends, our dear ones, and our ancestors. Sometimes they can be the life journeys of people that we may not even know, whose fates can often touch us even after centuries. Even today, letters still (although there are less of them) maintain their irreplaceable value – they conceal a mystery inside, they evoke memories, they bring a piece of the place from where they have travelled. It doesn’t matter if this place is in a far country or in a nearby heart.

papelote:carta connects three meanings of the translation of this word, which is paper-letter-map, drawing from it inspiration both, ideally as well as visually.

Conception: Kateřina Šachová, photograph: Filip Šach, graphic design: Kateřina Šachová, Helena Kopecká, production: Denisa Havrdová