Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Highly recommended by Cascadia Artpost for the bookshelf of every mail art creator or anyone curious about artistamps and postal art is a new softcover book by San Francisco artists Jennie Hinchcliff and Carolee Gilligan Wheeler, Good Mail Day (Quarry Books, 2009, $19.95 U.S.).

Filled with how-to pointers and abundantly illustrated, Good Mail Day brings together a lot of information in one place about mail art. The book's chapters cover topics such as:

  • Getting started with mail art

  • How to put together a traveling mail art kit

  • Drawing ideas and raw materials from the environment around us

  • How to make and illustrate envelopes

  • Working with paper

  • Postal experiments

  • Creating artistamps

  • Developing one's postal personality

  • Mail art projects and networking

As added inspiration, bound with the book in the back are some blank postcards and postal stickers.

For more information, see the website The artists also have a website for their Podpost at


Beanie Mouse said...

It arrived!! It arrived!! A naked CD mailed to "And Beanie"!!! I'm soooo happy!! (i'm seriously behind in my blog mail updates but I will be posting pix of it!!)

Beanie Mouse said...

I got MORE MAIL!! Addressed JUST FOR ME! Beanie!! With postcards in it!! thank you so much!!

Beanie Mouse said...

I'm almost catching up on my mailblog posts!!

Beanie Mouse said...

I got the Sock Monkey stamps!! I got the Sock Monkey stamps!! I LOVE 'EM!

Beanie Mouse said...

You've been Very Good to me!! Thank you Millions for the book which arrived yesterday!!!