Lea Redmond, postmaster of the World’s Smallest Post Service in the San Francisco Bay Area, has been creating tiny mailables since 2008. She woke up from a nap and an idea pop into her head to make a “really ridiculously tiny letter.” She knew she had to make the idea a reality and now makes a living creating teensy-weensy letters, packages and other miniscule mailables like wedding invitations and announcements for customers all over the globe.
The WSPS began in 2008 as a quirky little social art project. Postmaster Lea Redmond sets up her tiny roaming office in cafes and shops in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond and offers a teeny tiny letter transcription service to passers-by. At these appearances the letters are transcribed by hand on a miniature, wooden roll-top desk in the tiniest of script, sealed with a miniscule wax seal with the sender’s initial pressed into it, and packaged up with a magnifying glass.
You can order your own custom tiny letters, packages and other mailables at Redmond’s website, Leafcutter Designs.
via NBC Bay Area
photos by Leafcutter Designs