Another Mail Art item sent to me by my sister. This one is a collage of four different beer labels/boxes and one wine label.
Back in July I announced the commencement of a “Pubs & Alcohol” themed Mail Art exhibit on my blog. Alas I have received very little in the way of submissions, and until now I have forgotten to post what I did receive.
Here is the first item I received, a beer label collage postcard sent by my sister when she was in Nicaragua in November.
For those of you who have never heard of Mail Art, it is essentially a global movement of anything creative that can be sent via post. Most often this means homemade postcards and drawings on envelopes, but it can also involve music, poetry, and found art. For those readers requiring further explanation, the Wikipedia page is a good read, and Ross Priddle’s blog Bentspoon is a prime example of an all encompassing, non thematic, ongoing Mail Art exhibit. Poke about his archives a little bit; the Mail Art he has received ranges from the bizarre to the beautiful. For examples of a themed exhibit, take a look at this one about Marie Antoinette, or this one about Welcome to Montana.