Samantha Beverly (aka @kalofos) has created the funniest example of mail art that has arrived at Hyperallergic HQ yet. In her contribution to the Mail Art Bulletin, Beverly has transformed the greatest piece of contemporary spam — the West African email scam — into a hand-drawn scroll complete with crest and tassled string.

Produced on a delicate (and possibly handmade) paper, she has given the fly-by-night announcement that ends up in every spam folder a sense of importance and beauty.

Her crest designates the object as “official mail art” and includes a version of the Great Seal of the United States to highlight the absurdity of it all.

We love it.

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