Mail Art

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Around a hundred A6 sized cards sent to Margaret Huber from 2004 to 2006 from Japan, Finland, Spain, Russia and England. Hair, fish, a sachet of white powder, a piece of broken record etc. were sent to test the postal system. Only three cards never reached their destination. This project made it into the book POSTCARD , which features over 100 artists, illustrators, photographers, designers and studios/collectives from all around the world. Designed by the lovely people at [email protected], it will be released worldwide this September by Laurence King Publishing.

Mail Art, by Riitta Ikonen

(thank you dane)

6 Comments leave a comment below

  1. You know, I was once reprimanded by the USPS for attempting some silliness in the addressing of mail to a friend.

    This project is a cool idea.

    This particular postcard? Brings out the “ewww” reflex in me.

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  3. mailarts interesting work.

    Reference portfolio blog.

    Greetings

  4. One year, I think it was 1997, I mailed pine cones as my holiday card and they all got to their destinations in perfect shape. Love it!

  5. Agreed. My face instantly curled into that “r-r-r-retch” shape.