Here comes mail art …

About a month ago, I went to my home mailbox to retrieve, well, my mail and lamented that all I ever receive via snail mail is bills, solicitations for donations, wedding invitations and junk mail. More interesting or personal mail never comes through snail mail anymore — courier, sometimes, email, often, but never the US Postal Service. But seeing that is 2011, I didn’t keep this observation to myself and broadcast it via tweet in an effort to find a camaraderie with others whose life was just as junk mail filled as mine but instead of finding people to commiserate with about the state of mail I found something else.

My twitter buddy @lunapark suggested it’s a case of getting back as much as you give out to the universe — oy, she’s probably right, I don’t really send much in the way of interesting mail anymore.

But then, to my surprise, a number of artists on Twitter offered to mail me things. And then it occurred to me, I had forgotten about the pleasures of

@hragv yeah, but you got good mail art right?

— Jonny Gray (@Bungy32) March 20, 2011

Yes, I got awesome mail art. Thanks, Jonny!

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5 replies on “Send Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Hungry, Your Mail Art”

  1. What about the legendary and satisfying MailArt exchange?
    According to which, you mail out some art (thematic, usually) and get some back!!!!
    Let’s do that!

    GM

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