The life of an illustrator involves a constant search for work and new projects. To keep things entertaining for me and perhaps make things more entertaining for the art directors who receive thousands of art samples a month, this year I decided to create some custom addressed envelopes for each publisher.
Posca pens and a little imagination was all it took to hand letter them and become part of a long tradition of mail art. Apparently mail art developed in the 1950’s and 60’s stemming from the Fluxus movement but I’ve certainly found examples of decorative envelopes going back to the 19th century.
Stuffed with printed illustration samples of recent work, they should be winging their way to companies both in Britain and the US as I write this. Wish me luck that my work gets noticed and some juicy commissions come my way!
Ps: I was recently asked for permission by Leeds Trinity University for these images to be used as examples in a Visual CV class for the Digital Narratives and Social Media course. A lovely compliment and I wish I could attend. It sounds fascinating!