Sunday, August 8, 2010

Magnificent Muppet Monsters!

Kermit envelope

Here's another fabulous letter by my favorite Muppet-artistic pen pal. (I've blogged about his previous offerings, including a Sesame Street artwork postcard and a Shockingly Muppet-licious letter.) The stationery is "Mailing the Muppets Keep-in-touch kit," released by the U.S. Postal service in conjunction with the Jim Henson/Muppets stamps in 2005.

Sam the Eagle guards the back of the envelope

The generally disapproving Sam the Eagle guards the back of the envelope.

Magnificent monster doodles, page 1

Around the edges of each page, inside of each little orange square, he drew his own monster doodles...

Magnificent monster doodles, page 2

...inspired, as he writes, by Walt Kelly, Dr. Seuss, Jim Henson, etc.

Need a closer look at those doodled dudes?

Monster doodles, closeup 1

I know I do!

Monster doodles, closeup 2

What a treat!

8 comments:

  1. Great work! You are very lucky to receive a cool letter like this :) I miss these TV shows and the innocence of the 80s.

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  2. Wow! That's quite the mail art? By the way (a little off subject) did you know that there's an Edward Gorey House in Mass.? I just heard about it and I'm so intrigued--but it's in Yarmouth, close to Barnstable thus just a wee bit out of the way!!

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  3. I know about the Edward Gorey House... I do hope to visit it someday.

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  4. wow that is awesome gotta love the mupets huh ?

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  5. I love the doodles that were drawn all around the stationery.
    The muppet stationery is great!

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