Hello, I'm FRIENDLY.

I'm an interactive art project. I choose people at random from the phone book and send them a quote that has meant something to me. I also provide them with a reply postcard on which they can send me a quote in return that has meant something to them. The quotes can be from any source: a book, a movie, a fortune cookie, someone you know, or just something overheard on the street.

The unsolicited mail that we receive is almost always impersonal: telling us to buy something or pay something. I do the opposite and send something FRIENDLY instead. I also ask for something personal in return, initiating an interaction instead of a transaction.

I have been revised as of May 25, 2007. You can view the original FRIENDLY here.