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You’re The Puppet

iPad drawing, printed on mug. Photo credit: G. Pensiero

A Day at Facebook

Avery labels.

Coffee and Pencil Flags

Felt, sticks

Fishing Lures

Colored pencil.

Stare Bears: Risograph

Risograph print, Facebook Analog Research Lab

Stare Bears Keychains

Wool felt, embroidery thread

Writing less, drawing more?

Napkin Sketch Workbook Don Moyer
Back of the Napkin Dan Roam
Unfolding the Napkin Dan Roam
Visual Meetings David Sibbet

Vintage office sticky notes, mail art, self pity

Here’s Cavallini’s sticky notes, they have lots of other stuff, some typewriter-themed.

Know that I’m reading your blogs, and apologize for not commenting for the last week or two, I’ve been reading on a smartphone during middle-of-the-night baby monkeyshines, and have not yet mastered the art of thumb-typing in microscopic forms with a virtual keyboard while insanely sleep-deprived.

There was some other footnote I was going to add, but I totally forgot. Worst. Pencast. Ever. (Brought to you by Lamy Safari medium nib and Myndology ring-bound notebook)

Mail art: you have to have a system

I resolve: more mail art



I have just been looking through Good Mail Day again, and reminding myself of the greatness of the mail art movement. One of my several random resolutions for 2011 is to become a better paper correspondent: a few you have sent me lovely letters and/or mail art pieces to which I am very gradually responding (if you’ve participated in Silent Type, you know that I don’t work fast). I love those letters and I am working on responses, even if it is at a slug’s pace. Tonight I worked on a few envelopes and mini-books, and hope to get some things to you soon.

To those of you currently writing to pen pals and/or sending typewritten mail and mail art, you’re doing an important thing. I once dabbled in the hobby of card making, in which one aspires to make color-coordinated, well-designed cards from new and matching materials, and failed utterly. Here’s why. Making cards in this way is not about communication. It’s merely about visual design (at which I am abysmal). Mail art and letters are working on a different level. They are about remixing and re-use. They are about tactile and visual information. They say something much more compelling and complex than “You’re invited” or “Congratulations.” They make unique human statements entirely impossible to express with zeros and ones.

More mail art in 2011.

A former post about mail art…
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