Collection of 60 Handwritten Letters
What’s Worth Preserving? is a book of 60 handwritten responses to a broad, philosophical question. It was published on Kickstarter as an effort to preserve voices through handwriting.
Its first edition is sold out.
Includes responses from: Dave Eggers, Art Paul, Jane Goodall, Nick Cave, Bob Faust, Jodi Picoult, Christoph Niemann, Debbie Millman, Seth Godin, John Ronan, David Bohnett, Elizabeth Crane, George Lois, Matthew Hoffman, David Spadafora, Wallace Paprocki, Jerron Herman, Cody Hudson, 50,000ft, Daniel Eatock, Elissa Tenny, Matthew Shlian, Jonathan Solomon, Susan Jackson Keig, Joseph Michael Essex, John Greiner, Lauren Boegen, Rhonda Kokot, Justin Ahrens, Ava Puckett, Kim Knoll, David Hiller, Bart Crosby, Alisa Wolfson, Duffie Adelson, James Victore, J.P. Graziano, Christen Carter, Chris Froeter, Brian Mansfield, Louise Sandhaus, Bobby Reichle, Borough+Block, Jason White, Jessica Barrett Sattell, Russell Lord, Mig Reyes, Hunter Tura, John Tipton, Jeanne Long, Edwin C. Krupp, Dr. A. Hope Jahren, Martha Murray, Brad White, Russ Maki, Victor Margolin, Rob Dewey, Leon Lederman, Ivan Chermayeff, and Alice Legendre.
300 Kickstarter backers pledged $22,455 to help bring this project to life.
This book is dedicated to current and future Chicago Design Museum members, volunteers, staff, and interns, without whom it (and work like it) would not be possible.
Thanks also to its 60 talented and open contributors for answering the call, and to the 300 generous, big-hearted Kickstarter backers for giving the book life.
Watch the Kickstarter Video by Bowie:
Printed by Classic Color in Chicago:
The first edition is sold out.
Edited by Christopher Jobson.
- Chicago Design Museum
- Great Ideas of Humanity
- Chicago Design Market, Block 37
- What’s Worth Preserving?
- O’ Little Town of Bethlehem, Palestine
- Designing Unexpected Cultural Experiences
- Clutch Gallery Residency
- Dan Friedman, Soho House Chicago
- Stage Design, Chicago Ideas Week
- The Shape of Things to Come, Threadless
- Unfolded: Director’s Letter + Paul J. Smith Interview
- Vol 2.0–2.9, Iterative Work
- Vol 1.0–1.1, Iterative Work
- You Are Beautiful New Years Hotline
- Starts/Speculations: Director’s Letter
- This is Chicago
- Blackbox Gallery, Some Office
- The Design Pack, Cards Against Humanity
- Richard Hunt, Chicago Cultural Center
- Slide Lecture Flyer, Ed Fella
- Around the Clock Identity Design
- Interaction: Clock for Identity Designers, ASU