Envelopes: A Puzzling Journey Through the Royal Mail
Here are 80 postmarked envelopes that artist Harriet Russell has actually mailed and then received at various addresses in Scotland and England. Inspired by a multitude of misspelled and otherwise illegible envelopes addressed to her longtime family home in Glasgow, Russell decided to see just how far she could actually "push the envelope" of the UK mail system. Misspellings and backward writing soon led to hidden addresses, crosswords and wordplay, and finally to purely decorative envelope or "mail art works", as she calls them. The charm of this project, aside from the beauty of the envelopes, filling in crossword blanks, unscrambling words, and eventually writing, triumphantly, "Solved by Glasgow Mail" on the obverses. The visual faming and literary wordplay of this engaging art book will appeal to puzzlers and punsters of all ages, angolphiles, and of course to heroic postal workers all over the world.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ovistine - LibraryThing
A collection of oddly-addressed envelopes that successfully made it through the postal service in the U.K.. Though it's interesting, it doesn't make for much reading -- it's more an art book than anything else. Read full review