Mail Me Art 4

A while ago I bought a book of mail art, as I have always enjoyed drawing on envelopes and consequently discovered the Mail Me Art project by Darren Di Lieto. When I found out about the call for entries for MMA 4 – Open All Hours I was really excited to take part. I am always sending things thorough the post and thought it a fantastic idea that the artwork for the exhibition and subsequent book would come from all corners of the globe.

With an open design brief for the project I decided that I wanted my design to reference a ‘postal theme’ in some way, so focused on letter boxes and doors where post appears when it’s reached it’s final destination. I love the weird character designs of door knockers – so began working on door knocker characters with beards and moustaches. A few photos of my work in progress can be seen below.

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My favourite design was an Eskimo whose beard and frozen moustache make up the door knocker. I choose a limited colour palette of cool colours to make him look very chilly indeed!
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Fingers crossed it arrives at its destination safely.
To find out more about Mail Me Art and take part in Mail Me Art 4, please check out the Mail Me Art website.

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