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Dear Friend Catalogue
Sandra Nuut & Ott Kagovere (eds.)

Texts by Justin Zhuang, Lieven Lahaye, Else Lagerspetz

Letters written by Alicia Ajayi, Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey, Claudia Doms, Nell Donkers, Maarin Ektermann, Rosen EveleighMaryam Fanni, Saara Hannus, Eik Hermann, Paul John, Maria Juur, Ott Kagovere, Maarja Kangro, Arja Karhumaa, Kristina Ketola Bore, Nicole Killian, Rachel Kinbar, Tuomas Kortteinen, Keiu Krikmann, Kadri Laas, Else Lagerspetz, Lieven Lahaye, James Langdon, Jungmyung Lee, Kai Lobjakas, Michelle Millar FisherMaria Muuk, Sheere Ng, Sandra Nuut, Laura Pappa, Jack Self, Indrek Sirkel, Paul Soulellis, Triin Tamm, Laura Toots, Alice Twemlow, Loore Viires, Sean Yendrys, Justin Zhuang

Dear Friend (2019–2022), a monthly snail mail project was initiated by Sandra Nuut and Ott Kagovere at the Graphic Design Department of the Estonian Academy of Arts. The letters were born with the idea to cultivate design writing culture and connect with the community at home and abroad. The publishing project dedicated itself to covering ideas, events, and more in design and visual culture in a letter format bringing together various authors. The edition was in the beginning 100 to later 200 letters each month, which were riso-printed and hand-folded in a collaborative manner. Half of the edition was distributed locally and another half globally, traveling to design institutions, schools, and professionals.

The publication edited by Sandra Nuut & Ott Kagovere features all the letters from 2019–2022. The book includes contributions by Singapore-based design writer Justin Zhuang, designer and writer Else Lagerspetz, and artist Lieven Lahaye. The book is designed by Ott Kagovere and published by Lugemik and Estonian Academy of Arts.

210  × 297 mm
128 pp
Offset printing
Swiss binding
In English
Graphic design: Ott Kagovere
Typefaces: Cap Sizun (Rex), Ladna (Andree Paat / Tüpokompanii)
Paper: Serixo 100g / 250g
Printed by Tallinn Book Printers
Supported by Cultural Endowment of Estonia
Edition of 500
Published by Lugemik & Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA)
ISBN 978-9916-9817-0-2