Daily Dose Pick: Mail Me Art


Soliciting art and illustration from contributors across the world, Mail Me Art uses the postal service as a creative medium.

“Going postal” gets a new connotation with the collaborative art project, the brainchild of Darren Di Lieto — founder and co-editor of illustration-news portal Little Chimp Society. Though most of the participants are amateur enthusiasts, career illustrators including Michael Slack, Jon Burgerman, Catalina Estrada, Dan May, and Jeff Miracola have all joined in with their own mail art.

The first installment collected over 600 submissions, mailed in on postcards, envelopes, boxes, and pieces of wood and cardboard. The second run of MMA goes through early 2010, with a winner selected each month by Di Lieto and crew.

Browse the Mail Me Art archives, submit your own work, buy the collected first-edition book, and check out photos from the 2009 exhibition.

Jonathan Cusick, winner for May 2009; Carla Barrocal, winner for July 2009.

Tommy Kane, winner for June 2009.

Exhibition promotion for the April 2009 showcase of Mail Me Art #1 at Red Gate Gallery in London.