Pick Our Treat

We may still have that dot-com in our name, but we know that real things matter.

That’s why three times a year we reach out to clients and friends with an actual piece of mail: made of paper, stuffed in an envelope, stamped in the corner, and delivered by hand.

Above are just some of the objects we’ve sent through the mail over the years. As you can see, the connection’s not always direct. That friction was often why we liked it. For a better idea of what these mailings are all about, see a list of all our previous mailings, with descriptions of all the objects we’ve included, plus full text of the printed inserts.

So what do you think we should drop in the envelope this year for Halloween? And why?

Object Specifications

– Must fit inside the small envelope (6 x 3 inches) we use for all our mailings.
– Maximum dimensions, in inches: 2.75 x 5.75 x .25; or 2.5 x 5.5 x .5.
– Cost not to exceed $750 for quantity of 750 ($1/pc).
– The object should be able to resist USPS machine sorting.
USPS restricted matter is prohibited.

Apply for our $500 Summer Stipend.

Five years old, the Macktez Summer Stipend continues to amaze and delight. Our goal is to encourage one of the many imaginative people we meet each day to finish their summer project by supporting their effort with this $500 development grant.

Suggest an object for us to include in our Halloween mailing. It needs to fit inside our small envelope, survive the postal service intact, and cost less than $1 each.

And let us know what project you’re working on this summer.

This year’s submissions may have a new twist and will have to satisfy a few, minor logistical constraints, but we’ll evaluate them based on the same simple set of criteria we’ve used before: originality, relevance, and conviction.

We rely on the highly evolved tastes of our esteemed panelists: Mike Abbink, Eric Alch, Keira Alexandra, Yael Melamede, Helmut Ness, Vivian Rosenthal, and Manuel Toscano. If they like your submission, you’ll receive our $500 stipend to finish your own summer project.

Deadline is July 24.