Giving Letterhead


Hal Roach Studios, c.1930 | Source
Letterheady is an online homage to “offline correspondence; specifically letters.  However, here at Letterheady we don’t care about the letter’s content. Just its design,” notes its website.  And so, here is a resource and a community for the diehard and closet letter-heads. What’s more these are not just the designer heads we know and love, but a range of celebrity, business, and others that have visual appeal, like the Hal Roach Studios beauty above (look at Pete the dog) and the Johnny Cash one below (top) and Felix le Chat (bottom). I’ll let you be surprised by the others (but at the very bottom is the uncredited Paul Rand letterhead for Portfolio magazine).
(Thanks to Steven Smith)
The Office of Johnny Cash, c.1960 | Source

M. J. Winkler, 1925 | Source

Portfolio | Source
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Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.