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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 ...
 

You've got (art) mail


ArtsHub (subscription) - Nov 17, 2016
The dissemination of art through mail is not new: “mail art' emerged in the 50s and 60s as part of the Fluxus movement, which saw artists such as Yoko Ono, George Brecht and Marcel Duchamp experiment with new mediums and art forms. Email art ...
 

Expo. "Mail Art" à la galerie Ambre Art Centre de Casablanca


Médias 24 - Dec 1, 2016
La galerie Ambre Art Centre de Casablanca accueille une exposition itinérante, en hommage au grand poète Arthur Rimbaud, qui montre les œuvres de 70 artistes majeurs issus des mondes de l'art contemporain et de la bande dessinée de trois pays ...
 

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Mail Art books

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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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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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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Creative Correspondence


by: Judy Jacobs
Creative Correspondence proves that anyone can make and send imaginatively decorated mail, even when they're pressed for time and money. Readers will find more than 15 step-by-step projects inside, including letters and envelopes with photo inserts, stapled booklets, envelope pockets and acetate address windows, plus clever self-mailers. There are also tips on recycling cards and paper into colourful postcards and stylish stationery. Readers will learn basic paper folding, measuring and cutting techniques for great-looking results from the start.
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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


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Gelli Printing Mail art


Let's grab those gelli prints ad make some mail art!! Don't forget to GO!!! Grab that beautiful Fabric Washi at www.littlebirdiewashi.etsy.com use coupon code ...
 

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 ...
 

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 ...