For all those wondering what’s going on with Mail Me Art and why it’s been so quiet for so long. Well, Mail Me Art is still going strong and we’re still accepting submissions as we work towards a new show and book. You can find out more information by visiting the LCS… http://www.thelittlechimpsociety.com/2016/01/first-things-first/
Andy Smith is an awesome artist! All the way back in 2008 he sent us the most fantastic and unique mail art we’ve ever received. When Andy took part in MMA it was for Mail Me Art: Going Postal and Mail Me Art: Medium Without a Message, the first and second ones. The submission details were different back then and people could send us mail art in any shape or form. What we got when we heard he was going to send us some mail art was not what we were expecting! If you’re familiar at all with Andy’s work you’ll know he has a clear style and his focus is hand lettering. So a little guy wrapped in brown paper was a very nice surprise.
The tube he sent for Mail Me Art two actually contains a really awesome screen print and we’ve been temped to nick it and get it framed and up on the wall for years now.
You can see more of Andy’s wonderful work at asmithillustration.com and purchase the awesome t-shirt he created for Saltopus Apparel at saltopus.com. If you’d like to take part in Mail Me Art 4 all you need is a copy of the Little Chimp’s Mail Me Art 3 book.
We really love all the photos we get sent of people’s mail art going into the letterbox just before it gets dropped in to be posted to us. It not just a wonderful thing to see, but with mail art coming from all around the world you have to check out how awesome it is to see all the different postboxes. Not being one to keep this stuff to myself, here’s a gallery of all the wonderful photos for your enjoyment.
Take part yourself: thelittlechimpsociety.com/mail-me-art
If you weren’t already aware, the deadline for getting your MMA4 (Mail Me Art: Open All Hours) mail art in is 28th August 2015. If you want to be part of MMA4 all you need is a copy of our current book, which you can buy from the LCS. The book includes the materials and instructions you need for participation. http://www.thelittlechimpsociety.com/product/mail-me-art-short-sweet/
Have a nose around our site to see some of the fantastic submissions we’ve received so far for MMA4. 🙂
Top image… Bruce Richardson – http://www.funkyimage.com
It’s cold and snowing, but the mail art is still arriving. This is the fourth batch of mail art received and scanned. There are some interesting and wonderful pieces to check out. If you weren’t aware, MMA is an art project which is run by The Little Chimp Society. If you’d like to support the LCS, you can do so by getting yourself a copy of their latest zine at only £5.99. Secret Self Vol. 1 has limited stock so get one while you can.
In no particular order, the mail art above is by the following artists: Elly Walton, Janel Scolaro, Tamara Domuzin, Elizabeth Goss, Tatiana Potts, Amy Dear, Jessica Molnar and Stephane Lauzon.
If you’d like to find out more about Mail Me Art, check out the LCS project page: thelittlechimpsociety.com/mail-art-open-hours. All are welcome to take part, there’s still plenty of time before the deadline. All you need is a copy of the MMA3 book. Buy it at: thelittlechimpsociety.com/product/mail-me-art-short-sweet
It’s time for another batch of Mail Me Art mail art to be showcased. It took a while to scan this lot this time round and we even had one piece not even make it to the letterbox let alone the scanner. Obviously mail goes missing on the odd occasion and it’s a sad fact of modern society that when it does it’s very unlikely it’ll be ever seen again. Luckily all our artist make a high resolution scan of their work before they pop it in the post. With no further delay, below is a section of the current batch with the lost in action piece and artist credits at the end.
In no particular order the mail art above is by the following artists: Rachael Snapw, Ella Goodwin, Mariya Olshevska, Tina Löffler, Nicole Pustelny, Layal Idriss, Anne Nierengarten, Kaori Sakata, Iryna Desukevich, Bruce Wilson, Theresa Weston, Flavia Chan, Anna Sokolova, Amelia Grace Gossman, Margreet de Jong, Emma Russell and Richard Pendry.
Lost in action: Doc Brown by Claire Patchett.
If you’d like to find out more about Mail Me Art, check out the LCS project page: thelittlechimpsociety.com/mail-art-open-hours. All are welcome to take part, there’s still plenty of time before the deadline. All you need is a copy of the MMA3 book. Buy it at: mailmeart.com/product/mmass
I’m really glad Iryna Desukevich decided to get herself a copy of the Mail Me Art: Short & Sweet book and take part in MMA4: Open All Hours because her mail art is awesome. Iryan is a painter and children’s illustrator – I’ve had a good nose at her personal portfolio website and Two Trees in the painting section and Garden in the illustration section are fantastic pieces! There’s just something about them that makes me feel calm and content.
I can’t wait for Iryna’s mail art to arrive so I can check it out in person. The scan and photos above were sent by the artist. The mail art is still traversing the planet working it’s way to the UK where hopefully it’ll arrive in one piece. It’s always a worry when the work is in limbo, but that’s just one of the aspects of Mail Me Art that make it such a fun project.
You can check out Iryna Desukevich’s work and the other pieces I mentioned at desukevich.com. Also don’t forget if you want to take part in Mail Me Art all you need is a copy of the MMA3 book. Buy the book here, now only £8.99 and shipping internationally.
The mail art for Mail Me Art 4 is slowly trickling in. We’ve not set a deadline for MMA4 yet and it may end up being a joint show and publication with MMA5. You’ve still got plenty of time if you wanted to grab yourself a copy of the MMA3 book and take part. If you’ve already got a copy that’s fantastic, just get yourself registered and post us your mail art. Getting to what you came here for, below is a gallery of some of our recently received submissions. A list of credits is at the end of this post.
In no particular order the mail art above is by the following artists: Marc Scheff, Jamie Ho, Michel Martins, Becca Thorne, Martin Thake & Gina Ulgen, Rob Freimuller, Margaret Anne Suggs and Terri Kelleher.
If you’d like to find out more about Mail Me Art, check out the LCS project page: thelittlechimpsociety.com/mail-art-open-hours
One of the things I’m really enjoying about Mail Me Art 4 is that most of the artists who are taking part are emailing me scans of their mail art before they stick them in the postbox. Some of them are amazing and I can’t wait for them to arrive, but I know how the artists feel now. What if it gets lost in the post!? That would be such a shame. During MMA one and two I had no idea what was on the way, so had no idea what was being lost, blissfully unaware of the stressful situation I was putting several thousand illustrators in all in the name of art. While it’s a worrying time while the mail art is in transit, it’s still all very exciting. The beautiful work above is by the talented Becca Thorne. It’s not arrived yet and you can see her popping it into a letterbox below. I don’t mean to worry you, but… what if it doesn’t arrive?!
You can read about Becca’s mail art on her blog and if you want to submit mail art yourself all you need is a copy of Mail Me Art: Short & Sweet.
We thought it was about time we started showcasing some of the mail art from Mail Me Art 4. This is a small selection of what’s been received so far and we’re really impressed with the quality of the work. We’ve not set a deadline for submissions yet, so you’ve still got plenty of time if you want to take part. All you need is a copy of the MMA3 book for instructions on how to sign up. mailmeart.com/product/mmass
In no particular order the above mail art is by the following artists: Serena Ferrari, Sheara Abrahams, Teressa Ong, Karen Justl, Stephen Loya, JJ Cromer, Eva Rodriguez Collar, Marcos Andrade, Pedro Demetriou, Peter Donnelly, Ashley King, Philip Morgan and Tommy Kane.
If you’d like to find out more about Mail Me Art, check out the LCS project page: thelittlechimpsociety.com/mail-art-open-hours
This is a new series of posts showcasing some of the fantastic artwork we have in our mail art archive. I thought since I’d been in contact with Kareem Rizk over the last couple weeks I’d kick this off with him. Kareem is a very talented collage artist and a nice guy to boot. He took part in MMA1 all the way back in 2006 and submitted three pieces. During MMA1 a number of artists contributed prizes to be given away on a weekly basis to those who partook in the project. Kareem was kind enough to send us an original signed collage as one such prize. Since the first Mail Me Art we’ve come to admire Kareem’s work and he’s gone on to have several solo exhibitions.
This is the first piece from MMA1, inside was a very cool signed collage of a car.
Although his work has always been of the highest standard, it seems to get better with every year that goes by. The scary thing is that he’s exactly the same age as me… It’s obvious to see how his work has matured over the years, but it does make me feel old knowing he’s gone from student to established artist over that period. As I said, we’re big fans of his art and if we ever have the chance we will be checking out one of his shows in person.
This was the second piece Kareem Rizk sent in. I really love this one.
And this is the last and final piece Kareem submitted for MMA1.
Kareem Rizk’s mail art is featured in the first MMA book, plus you can see more of his excellent work at http://www.kareemrizk.com/ and if you want to see more classic MMA pieces leave a comment and let us know.
We’re on a mission to raise as much money as possible for our chosen charities, so for one week only all of the original hand-drawn mail art is going be priced at 25 GBP per piece. The flash sale starts today at 12 midday GMT. There are some fantastic and amazing pieces of artwork to be had and it’s first come first served. You might find yourself a bargain or you may have already had your eye on a piece, either way it’s all for a good cause. Don’t delay, buy today!
Visit The Mail Me Art Shop
Here is a small gallery of some of the work on offer…
If you hadn’t noticed by now, we’re selling a number of exclusive limited edition prints in the Mail Me Art shop. Only select pieces will be available and when they’re gone, they’re gone.
We thought it was about time we offered people what they wanted. In the past people have ummed and aahed as to whether to buy certain pieces of mail art from shows gone by and left it slightly too long and missed out. Obviously we’re not going to do prints of every piece of mail art we receive, but we will for a select few. Go and check out what’s on offer, we’ll be adding new prints every week leading up to the London exhibition. http://www.mailmeart.com/shop/
Following from part one, this is the second preview featuring work from the upcoming Mail Me Art exhibition and book.
The gallery above showcases work by the following artists: Aaron Blecha
, Aijung Kim
, Bartosz Kosowski
, Bruce Richardson
, Chris Mostyn
, Daniel Torres
, David Procter
, Emma Levey
, Gavin de Lint
, James O’Brien
, Lien Geeroms
, Linzie Hunter
, Marc Scheff
, Maura Cluthe
, Moria Millman
, mr the beef
, Nate Bear
, Sandra Rede
, Sarah J Coleman
, Steve Coleman
, Valentina Mendicino and Willa Gebbie
Here is the first of two previews that will feature work from the upcoming Mail Me Art exhibition and book.
The gallery above showcases work by the following artists: Stephen Maurice Graham
, Samantha Hughes
, Rod Hunt
, Rebecca Hiscocks
, Melanie Tomlinson
, Marguerite Sauvage
, Laura Steele
, Justine Howlett
, June Sees
, James Skevington
, James Gilleard
, Andrew Pawley
, Violet Lemay
, Victoria Maderna
, Steve Simpson
, Sarah Ray
, Michel Martins
, Mercedes Lagunas
, Mariya Olshevska
, Maria Jose Da Luz
, Jeff Miracola
, Ian Ball
, Gaz Roberts
, Erin Inglis
Postboxes are brilliant aren’t they? Come rain or shine, all you have to do is attach a stamp to your letter and drop it into one of these magical boxes. Within a week that little letter could have travelled all by itself halfway across the globe. Check out these wonderful photos of mail art at the start of its journey to be part of Mail Me Art: Short & Sweet.
The mail art for Mail Me Art 3 is arriving thick and fast now! Below is a gallery of a few picks.
The following artists are featured in this gallery of mail art, in no particular order:
Joey DeRuy http://joeyderuy.com/
Chet Phillips http://www.chetart.com
Dion Hitchings http://www.dionhitchings.com
Gareth Arrowsmith http://garetharrowsmith.blogspot.co.uk/
Hayley Shaw https://www.facebook.com/HayleySueIllustration
Jon Burgerman http://www.jonburgerman.com
Adam Davison http://www.uniquegraphiques.com
Laura Redburn http://www.cardboardcities.co.uk
Mark Wilkie http://www.gutterwipe.com
Pascale Carrington http://www.pascalecarrington.com
Stephen Harnwell Jones http://www.monkeychops.com
Tina Löffler http://www.tinaloeffler.de
Erica Sharp http://ericasharp.co.uk
Some of the mail art we’re waiting for is really exciting stuff! I won’t be posting up any full previews before we actually have them in hand, but that doesn’t mean I can’t post up sneak peeks!
Jon (has a Blue Peter badge) Burgerman, Brooklyn, New York
Chet Phillips, Austin, Texas
Want to see the full pieces? 🙂
The mail art for Mail Me Art: Short & Sweet (MMA3) has started to arrive and it’s all very exciting! It’s been more than two years since I last ran a Mail Me Art project and I’m planning on making this one bigger and better than ever before. If you have any questions about the project or would like to blog or write about it, please email email@example.com
Check out the latest mail art! 🙂
Peter George, United Kingdom
Gemma Robinson, United Kingdom