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Good Mail Day: A Primer for Making Eye-Popping Postal Art [With Mailing Seals and Postcard]

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ISBN13: 9781592535378
ISBN10: 1592535372
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“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. Mail artists often use inexpensive and recycled materials including postcards, collage, rubber stamps, and photocopied images. Mail art is a truly international activity and a fun way to connect with people in every corner of the globe. Readers will learn to create decorated and illustrated envelopes, faux postage and artistamps, find penpals, make a mail art kit, and much more!

Synopsis:

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. Mail artists often use inexpensive and recycled media including postcards, collage, rubber stamps, and images made on photocopying machines. Mail artists sometimes include poetry and other forms of art with their mailings. Mail art is also a truly international activity. If you begin searching mail art websites, you will see practitioners are everywhere, from Italy to Malaysia to Switzerland, in every corner of the globe.

About the Author

Jennie Hinchcliff has been an active part of international mail art circles and communities for over a decade, has curated San Francisco mail art shows, and produces the quarterly mail art zine Red Letter Day. She teaches book arts and bookbinding at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
Carolee Gilligan Wheeler teaches popular classes on bookbinding at the San Francisco Center for the Book.

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melbutler02, September 23, 2012 (view all comments by melbutler02)
If you are creative, just think you're creative or want to be more creative, "Good Mail Day" provides tips and pictures to jolt your creativity into postal art. It even provides blank postcards to decorate and mail....and who doesn't like getting mail?
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781592535378
Author:
Hinchcliff, Jennie
Publisher:
Quarry
Photographer:
Span, Von
Author:
Gilligan, Carolee
Author:
Wheeler, Carolee Gilligan
Subject:
Papercrafts
Subject:
Mail art - Technique
Subject:
History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)
Subject:
Art - General
Subject:
letter art
Subject:
Mail art.
Subject:
Collage
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.00 x 8.50 in

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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. Mail artists often use inexpensive and recycled media including postcards, collage, rubber stamps, and images made on photocopying machines. Mail artists sometimes include poetry and other forms of art with their mailings. Mail art is also a truly international activity. If you begin searching mail art websites, you will see practitioners are everywhere, from Italy to Malaysia to Switzerland, in every corner of the globe.

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