Mail Me Art: Going Postal with the World's Best Illustrators and Designers

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Darren Di Leito
HOW Books, Mar 3, 2009 - Design - 216 pages
2 Reviews
Art on a Journey

It started with an idea Darren Di Lieto had: Challenge illustrators and designers to create works of art on packages, envelopes and postcards - then actually send them to him through the mail. The response was overwhelming, and Di Lieto posted photos of each piece of art on , so people the world over could follow the art on its journey from artist to post office to computer screen. The images are preserved in this book to inspire you as well.

Inside, discover:
  • 200 of the best pieces of mail art from the project, showcasing the variety and depth of the international illustration community.
  • Interviews with 17 of the artists - including Jon Burgerman, Dan May, Kristian Olson, Michael Slack, Catalina Estrada and Jeff Miracola - that give insight into the work and the spirit of the project.
  • Darren Di Lieto's firsthand experience of the challenges and joys of organizing this worldwide project, from storing the mail art to the daily anticipation of art in the mailbox.

Mail Me Art began with an idea. It became a community. But it doesn't end there. Open this book, experience the array of mail art illustration, and become part of the journey.


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Review: Mail Me Art: Going Postal with the World's Best Illustrators and Designers

User Review  - Relyn - Goodreads

This was a fun book even if most of the art was NOT a style I enjoy. I do love interesting projects like this. Plus, I found a few new good blogs to explore. Read full review

Review: Mail Me Art: Going Postal with the World's Best Illustrators and Designers

User Review  - Ben - Goodreads

The idea is simple: apply your art to the outside of whatever you're mailing and anything that's added or taken away during transit becomes another aspect of the piece. The results are gathered here and abound in creativity. Read full review


Interview with Alex Amelines
Interview with Jim Bradshaw
Interview with Samuel Casal
Interview with Catalina Estrada
Interview with Mark Frudd
Interview with Dan May
Interview with Pete McEvoy
Interview with Ben OBrien
Interview with Kristian Olson
Interview with Chet Phillips
Interview with Kareem Rizk
Interview with Sauerkids
Interview with Michael Slack
Interview with Khamsavan Martin Wiesner
Interview with Tim Wolff

Interview with Jeff Miracola
Interview with Jack Noel

About the author (2009)

Darren Di Lieto-Danes' website, the Little Chimp Society, is one of the most popular illustration news portals on the Internet. Darren is a full-time freelance designer, and has started to pursue a career in illustration and web development.

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