if a photo’s worth a thousand words…


(ed: take a look in the upper right hand corner of this page…notice the newly added “artists: “mail/art/book” tab? If you click through, you can view an alphabetical listing of all participating artists.)

I’m happy to report that things are moving along quite smoothly for Ex Postal Facto! Today, I bring you news about the “mail/art/book” exhibition — if you contributed artwork for the show, you might want to read further!


This weekend, photography will begin for the exhibition catalog. See that photo above? That’s what 300 pieces of mail art looks like, when it’s been categorized, archived, and prepped for photos. I feel extremely lucky to be working with Von Span (photographer) and the Happenstance Type-o-Rama design crew (hey Kate! hey Maureen!) once again; if you liked the look of Good Mail Day, you’re gonna love this new catalog.


I’m not gonna lie: it’s been a pretty epic task organizing and sorting all of your incoming work. I mean — three hundred pieces?!?! But each and every artwork is a fantastic world unto itself — taking the time to enjoy each one has been a delight.


As with every mail art show I’ve curated, there are a couple of orphans — pieces where the sender forgot to include their name, return address, or any sort of contact info. See those four pieces above? If one of them belongs to you, please get in touch ASAP! For one reason or another, I was unable to determine who sent these pieces in. redletterdayzine@gmail.com

Stay tuned for more updates!



6 thoughts on “if a photo’s worth a thousand words…

  1. Lovely! And what a huge job — I cannot wait to get my hands on that catalog! And i think we should all chip in to send you to Hawaii after the event to recover from all your hard work, Miss JH!

    • Pamela —

      The catalog is going to be pretty fabulous: so much incredible artwork, both “new school’ and “old school”! We’re working on keeping it to 100 pages — I think we’ll -just barely- be able to manage. It’s hard to contain that much awesome in one place… 🙂
      As far as the vacation is concerned: I’ve already suggested that Herr Baron clear his schedule for the weekend after Ex Postal; once I wake up from a week of solid sleeping, I’m gonna wanna get outta town!

  2. I can’t hardly wait for February 14th to roll around. I’ll be there for all three days of fun with other creative folks.
    That chocolate cake is precariously close to my heart!

    • Steve —

      HA! I knew that you’d love being close to some sort of dessert-like object… 😉
      I’m excited that we’ll get to meet in person; really looking forward to it. I received your email, and will reply ASAP.

    • Miss Polly —

      So so SO VERY EXCITED for you!!! The event is shaping up to be something else — and when I say that, what I really mean is OUT OF THIS WORLD!
      See you in a few short weeks…

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