Good Mail Day: A Primer for Making Eye-Popping Postal Art by Jennie HinchcliffGood Mail Day: A Primer for Making Eye-Popping Postal Art by Jennie Hinchcliff

Good Mail Day: A Primer for Making Eye-Popping Postal Art

byJennie Hinchcliff, Carolee Gilligan Wheeler

Paperback | September 1, 2009

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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!<_o3a_p>

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 popu...
Title:Good Mail Day: A Primer for Making Eye-Popping Postal ArtFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9.25 × 8.75 × 0.5 inPublished:September 1, 2009Publisher:Quarry BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1592535372

ISBN - 13:9781592535378


Rated 5 out of 5 by from For Art Lovers and Canada Post Lovers! Awesome book for people who like to send and receive mail. This is an easy to read, gorgeously photographed book about creating miniature pieces of art to send to loved ones and strangers. This book ignited a lot of creative juices and encouraged me to enter mail art competitions and exhibits. An unusual hobby, but VERY rewarding.
Date published: 2016-11-11