Dearest Friends,

I’m new to txting, and am endlessly fascinated when I get these brief messages. Within this simplified message, where is human emotion, where is love?

I am announcing a contest called “Luv 4ever.”

Who can write the best love letter using an abundance of txting language.

the criteria:

-use of txting language, the more the better

-compelling, human, funny, serious, anything real.

(hey, a rant against the commodification of love is just as well)

The prize:

This is a collaboration. I will be letterpress printing an edition of 50 of this letter as a kind of contemporary proclamation. (the typeface Futura comes to mind, for this futuristic language.) You will receive a percentage of these broadsides (poster) that you can do what you like with. The winner and runners-up will have their letters posted on my new website which I will launch in mid-march.

Please have fun with this and forward this to anyone (especially teenagers) who might be interested.

Deadline: march 1, 2012

Yours truly,


Send your entries here:  Edie Tsong

Edie Tsong:  Luv 4ever