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Why is This Space-Age Car Slamming into a Wall of Flaming TVs?


Atlas Obscura - Jan 4, 2017
The postcards were a runaway success; mail art was wildly popular in the 1970s and the bizarre image of a futuristic car ploughing through television sets captivated people who sent them all over the world. Copies are still circulated on eBay, where ...
 

À la découverte du Mail Art


l'avenir.net - Dec 26, 2016
La Galerie des Collines vous invite à découvrir du Mail Art. À la suite de l'exposition des sculptures de Daniel Fauville dans le parc du Carmel à Matagne-la-Petite, le Centre Culturel de Doische a invité les élèves des écoles primaires de l'entité à ...
 

How an Underground Mail Art Project Wove Through London in the 90s


The Creators Project (blog) - Nov 6, 2016
When most people were still logging onto the World Wide Web through modems, waiting for the interminable dial-up connection, a group of London artists were creating their own communication network. Initiated by curator and artist Matthew Higgs, the ...
 

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Small Scale Subversion: Mail Art & Artistamps


by: John Held Jr.
Although increasingly appreciated in fine art and stamp collecting circles, artist postage stamps, or artistamps, are more likely to be traded between the people who create them than they are to be exhibited in commercial art galleries or read about in philatelic journals. Artistamps are part and parcel of the grassroots network known as Mail Art, an alternative art of creative long-distance communication that intuited the demand for cross-cultural exchange long before the Internet. Although seemingly rigid, the postage stamp format allows flexible approaches in painting, watercolor, offset, photography, photocopy, rubber-stamping, engraving, digitization and sculpture.
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Good Mail Day: A Primer for Making Eye-Popping Postal Art


by: Jennie Hinchcliff, Carolee Gilligan Wheeler

“What is a good mail day?” A good mail day is a day when, instead of just bills, catalogs, and advertisements, your postal carrier delivers artful, beautiful, personal mail from friends and acquaintances all over the world. Mail art is a collaborative art form with a long and fascinating history populated by famous artists as well as everyday practitioners. The term “mail art” refers to pieces of art sent through the mail rather than displayed or sold in traditional venues.
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Alphabetica: An A-Z Creativity Guide for Collage and Book Artists


by: Lynne Perrella
Mixed media techniques have come to forefront again, with artists in every field combining materials and effects to create journals, altered art, collage pieces, memory art and more. With all the creative experiementation developing at such a fast pace, it is pertinent to know how various techniques and combinations work and whether they are right for your latest project. Alphabetica illuminates new techniques through detailed visuals and rich, explanatory text. From cover to cover, readers absorb the specialties of each contributing artist, such as Judi Riesch's use of vintage photographs, and Lesley Riley's sophisticated fabric transfers, and are able to get an "over the shoulder" glance at how these artists work.
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Label 228: A Street Art Project


Label 228 is a gathering of street art executed on priority mail labels (Label 228, in official parlance) and displayed in public spaces. It’s a remarkably prevalent method of exposure featured by graffiti artists worldwide. These labels are free, portable, and quick and easy to exhibit, offering artists the chance to spend more time creating their work than if they were to paint and write directly on walls, vehicles, and public objects.

camden noir launched his Label 228 project by putting out a call to artists, asking them to send him their artwork or anything, for that matter, on priority mail labels.
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Monthly Mail Art - January 2017 - Simon Says Stamp


Creating a fun envelope featuring stamped images from Lawn Fawn. Subscribe for more videos: http://kwdesign.at/1QaRWtb Blog post with links to products ...
 

Mail Art - Watercolor Envelope & How to Protect it in the Mail


Creating a watercolor envelope, plus how to waterproof it. Blog post and links: http://kwdesign.at/1I0qdR6 Nichol's YouTube Channel: ...
 

Mail Art Postcards - Heart Journaling Video #8


See the entire 'Happy Place' collection at http://www.ephemerasvintagegarden.com.
 

Making Mail


Making Mail is a documentary exploring the beauty and community surrounding mail-art. The film looks to discover why slowing down through the postal service ...
 

Kirarina Wink Markers & Decorating Envelopes - MAIL ART


Using the new Kirarina Wink markers to decorate envelopes. Blog post with links: http://www.kwernerdesign.com/blog/?p=12560 Videos featured at end of this ...