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Mail Me Art is a British-based project, run by Darren Di Lieto, the founder and co-editor of the illustration news portal The Little Chimp Society.

The Mail Me Art project is here for everyone to enjoy, both as artists and onlookers. It’s not about making a statement or rebelling against the establishment – it’s about having fun and connecting with other people around the world. If you’re looking for a history of the mail art movement or some serious mail art-driven political agenda, you’ve come to the wrong place. This is a celebration and archive of the artists who have taken part in Mail Me Art, plain and simple! We love mail art and we hope you do too!


Information about the 2018 project…

Mail Me Art: Zombie Apocalypse will be the fifth incarnation of MMA and for the first time will have a theme. More information will be release in 2016.


Information about the 2016 project…

Mail Me Art: Open All Hours… Mail Me Art 4, is happening now and it’s open to everyone to take part like MMA 1 & 2! All you need is to get yourself a the Mail Me Art: Short & Sweet book. Instructions are included. You can buy it in the Mail Me Art Shop.


Information about the 2013 project…

Mail Me Art 3 has been a long time coming and this time around the project will be called Mail Me Art: Short & Sweet. MMA3 will be by invitation only and limited to 200 participants. There will be an exhibition in July 2013 and a new book showcasing all of the brilliant new mail art! Mail Me Art 3 will be short and it will be sweet. For press enquiries, please email darren@mailmeart.com


Information about the 2010 project…

Mail Me Art: Medium Without a Message is the follow-up to the 2008 Mail Me Art: Going Postal (MMA2) project. We received over 700 new pieces of mail art and held an exhibition and sale of all the work at the Red Gate Gallery (London) in July 2010. The publication of the second book, Medium Without a Message, shortly followed the exhibition and was published by The Little Chimp Society. The 2010 project was another great success, receiving just as much press coverage as the first and being talked about all over the internet on numerous forums and websites.


Information about the 2008 project…

Over the course of a year, the first Mail Me Art project (Mail Me Art: Going Postal) brought together a vast collection of artistic work sent in the form of mail by both professional and amateur artists of all ages from across the world. A wide variety of media were used in an equally wide variety of styles and the work arrived on everything from postcards and envelopes to boxes and pieces of wood.

Contributions included work by internationally-renowned illustrators such as Dan May, Michael Slack, Jon Burgerman, Kristian Olson, Catalina Estrada and Jeff Miracola and in total there were in excess of 600 pieces of mail art submitted to the project.

The 2008 Mail Me Art (MMA) project culminated in the publication of the book Mail Me Art: Going Postal with the World’s Best Illustrators and Designers and the exhibition, held in London during April 2009.