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Letters to the Future

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 04, 2021

a book of letters to the future printed on recycled plastic

a book of letters to the future printed on recycled plastic

a book of letters to the future printed on recycled plastic

To raise awareness around plastic’s resistance to decomposition (it won’t break down for 1000 years), Vietnamese creative agency Ki Saigon has designed a book out of recycled plastic containing letters to read a millennium from now.

“There was a lot of trial and error” when putting the book together, says Kumkum. For starters, what does one say to their future family members? Ki Saigon decided to provide a guide for the letters, asking each participant to imagine what they would like to hear from them, given the fact the book will still be around in 1000 years. Each letter is also hand written, adding another dimension to the project while “staying true to the spirit of the project.”

A time capsule with no container needed.