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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: HOW Books (March 3, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600611036
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600611032
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,200,122 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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. www.thelittlechimpsociety.com


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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Vittore Baroni on April 1, 2009
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I have been involved in the international network of mail art, as a practising author and chronicler, for over three decades, so I have the habit of checking periodically the Internet to see if any new book on the subject has appeared. I had Di Lieto's Mail Me Art in pre-order long before the publication date, and I had visited the author's website, the Little Chimp Society, so I knew beforehand more or less what to expect. The book is not disappointing at all in its visual contents, since it permits to see what a specific group of authors - illustrators and designers, mostly young and at the start of their career - is able to devise when confronted with the request to regard the surface of an envelope or package as an empty page, and then drop their completed artwork into a mailbox. A few items designed by children or by more traditionally oriented illustrators are mixed here with a colourful variety of images drawing inspiration from the language of comics, from the bold world of Pop Surrealism, the doodles and tags of street art, the cute characters of toy art. With only an handful of established "big names" in sight, these are by no means "the world's best illustrators and designers", as the cover promises, yet the selection is varied and exuberant. It is particularly interesting and amusing to see how each artist has solved the challenge to incorporate the postage stamps, the address and other postal insignia into their piece.

What in the book is really conspicuous by its absence, though, is any real knowledge of over forty years of mail art activities. Even if art by correspondence remains an underestimated and underground art phenomenon, it has been nevertheless documented in thousands of catalogues, art magazines, books, articles (see John Held Jr.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By TP Oxford on March 18, 2009
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These are gorgeous examples of decorated envelopes... all submitted for an exhibit to be held sometime in the future. Lots of great illustration, very contemporary - but I wish the subject matter and treatments could have shown more variety. I think everyone invited to participate is a working artist of a certain age group - thus the homogeneity of the project. Nice though.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Darren Di Lieto on April 4, 2009
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Thank you Vittore for taking the time to make an interesting and in-depth comment. What you and everyone else involved in Correspondence Art does is absolutely amazing on so many levels; running the Mail Me Art project has been a huge learning curve for me. I am just a humble designer who loves illustration, but I'll try to set the record straight when I get to work on the next book. Please - if you can make it to the exhibition, come and say hello.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kathryn Shimmura on January 23, 2014
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This book contains a huge amount of art done in the faux childlike, cartoonish and often ugly graphic art style. Add to that some creepy, horror movie ugliness. I liked about 25% of the book which contains art that showed obvious skill and did not look like someone had sat doodling while talking on the phone. The book has its good points but overall was disappointing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lynda Gail Campbell on December 11, 2012
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I am always interested in how others are doing mail art. When I do it I am as interested in actual communication as in the art so this doesn't grab me as much as it might otherwise though I know that this fits the current definition of mail art better than what I do.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By kitty kat on July 9, 2012
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Anyone can do mail art and I wish that more people would. It's fun, it's free and a lot of people get to see and enjoy it as it travels from one place to another. After all, isn't that what art is for...to be shared and to be seen? This book is a way of doing just that. The work done by the illustrators and designers in MAIL ME ART runs the gamut from extremely detailed artwork to simple but effective line drawings. The colors go from bold to gentle washes. There is something for everyone in these pages. This book allows mail art to been seen for what it truly is...a beautiful art form of its very own.
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For me, the fact that this is all mail art is secondary to the wide range and quality of the submissions. It's a gallery of contemporary illustration--not abstract art, but the very best examples of styles we see on packaging and fashion and internet graphics today. Very entertaining, inspirational work is exhibited here. The concept of mail art ties it all together but doesn't limit each artist's work.
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By agape vega on September 4, 2013
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I love all the artmail in this book! such great artist and creative minds! i love how all the arts are in one book!
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