Mail art (aka mailart) is art sent through the mail, usually via the postal service. It's generally seen by everyone who handles the mail, en route.
The articles at this website were previously at Aisling.net. They include how-to tips and instructions, as well as free downloads, samples of mail art, and links.
I hope that they're helpful, and encourage you to explore ways to send art through the mail... and make the world your art gallery!
Here's what you'll find at this website:
Artistamps - Also called faux postage and cinderellas, artistamps are art in the shape of a postage stamp. Usually, they're sent through the mail with regular postage. Some are created strictly for collectors.
ATCs - Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) are small works of art. Sometimes they're one-of-a-kind, original art. More often, they're limited edition prints/copies of original art. People swap them by mail and in person.
Mail art - Mail art (also spelled "mailart") is the larger category of all art sent through the mail, usually so that everyone who handles the mail can see it.
Zines - Zines are like magazines, but usually less formally produced, and often in a very limited number. Some have specific themes, and some are created more stream-of-consciousness. They're swapped, sold, or given away.
Gallery - See examples of mail art and online shows at this section of this website.
Resources - If you are looking for more information, links, mail art calls, supplies, and reviews of books, check this section.
Shop - Things to buy, for artists and collectors.
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