Txt me- a collection of hand lettered text messages between friends and family.

design, idea, illustration, Ken Wilson-Max

There was a time before texting, you know. While the world has become enchanted by the mobile phone and its unchallenged convenience and up-to-the-minute-ness, we’ve lost the charm of the hand-made message. Following on from the land lettered nursery rhymes project which is now underway, here is something a little more grown up. Here is a request too; send me your bet, funniest, saddest, memorable text message and I’ll try to give it the respect it deserves.

I’ll hand letter it and you can have it back as a download or a postcard or some other printed form for a small fee. I’m working out the prices but really what you pay for a priceless memory?

The rise of the mobile device

african, idea, illustration, iPhone illustrations, Ken Wilson-Max, London

‘On average there are now 60 mobile subscriptions for every 100 people in the world. In developing countries, the figure stands at 48 – more than eight times the level of penetration in 2000.’

from The guardian


Remember the phones, or weapons that also rang, from the 1980’s?


illustration, iPhone illustrations, Ken Wilson-Max

picture of a woman texting