Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Vintage campers with great pointing hand

Vintage campers with great pointing hand

Here's another dandy offering from one of my witty UK typing mail artists. (Have a look at another one of his fine recent offerings here.) This letter included some fantastic aerogrammes which I've yet to photograph, but I am sure I shall do so someday...

So check out this fabulous handmade envelope with the little vintage camper/transportation theme. Tres mid-century kitsch, right up my alley. And why am I so gaga over pointing hands? What is it about them that makes them so essentially awesome in mail art? The stamps are also fabulous, of course - more James Bond, a little old car, and a fairy from the mythical creatures Royal Mail set.

vintage campers envelope, back

Here we have the back of the envelope, plus the inner envelope held within. And lo - another pointing hand!

Don't be skinny

The piece de resistence is this "Don't be skinny" rubber stamp. Wow. I am in awe. I dig the way he specified my location, too.

6 comments:

  1. I absolutely love how the location was described! And that green color...perfect. Keeping it noted in my mind for when I paint the small room. I've been thinking "avocado green" for a long time now.

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  2. wow I so love both of these that is awesome .

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  3. What's not to like about cars, campers and James Bond?! Yeah!

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  4. i love this! where did you get the pointing hand stamp?

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  5. Anony - this was received, not sent. The pointing hand stamp is his, not mine. Dunno where he got it.

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