Good Mail Day: A Primer for Making Eye-Popping Postal Art

November 1, 2020
Good Mail Day: A Primer for Making Eye-Popping Postal Art

"What is a good mail day?" A good mail day is a day when,instead of just bills, catalogs, and advertisements, your postalcarrier delivers artful, beautiful, personal mail from friends andacquaintances all over the world. Mail art is a collaborative artform with a long and fascinating history populated by famousartists as well as everyday practitioners. The term "mail art"refers to pieces of art sent through the mail rather than displayedor sold in traditional venues. Mail artists often use inexpensiveand recycled materials including postcards, collage, rubber stamps,and photocopied images. Mail art is a truly international activityand a fun way to connect with people in every corner of the globe.Readers will learn to create decorated and illustrated envelopes,faux postage and artistamps, find penpals, make a mail art kit, andmuch more!