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First step to a Good Mail Day,
This review is from: Good Mail Day (Paperback)
What is a good mail day? All those bills, and statements, and junkmail of adulthood can somehow obscure the memory of the pure joy you might have once felt at receiving a handwritten letter, with an unusual/foreign stamp and postmark, and whatever other tiny details piqued your interest. Do you remember?
If you are intrigued by the idea of mail art, but not sure where to begin, here is your starting block. This great book, written by the lovely ladies of the Pod Pod Post fame (Jennie Hinchcliff & Carolee Gilligan), is the perfect resource for all fans of mail art, whether you prefer to admire or create. Pretty much all aspects of mail art are covered, from carving your own stamps, to faux postage, collage, decorating postcards and envelopes, and every variation inbetween. There are galleries to admire, templates to adapt, labels to use, and addresses for all sorts of correspondence/contacts. Quite literally, something for everyone!
This is a practical guide rather than a historical overview of mail art (although background info & links are provided), but there is lots to read, with beautiful presentation & helpful step-by-step guides, and so many ideas that you just won't be able to help yourself diving in and getting creative with your own postal, um, creations. It's time to start enjoying your post again, and make every day a good mail day!
(P.S. Check out 'Mail Me Art' by Darren di Lieto for more examples of mail art from around the world!)