My IUOMA-friend “Bear”…
…obviously doesn’t mince matters;
…isn’t afraid to be bold;
…isn’t afraid to be himself;
…expresses himself not worrying if he might offend someone;
…IS ONE BRAVE ARTIST!
“Remember: Don’t Be A ****-HEAD!”
Express yourself. Make some art. And don’t be afraid to share it!
Have a great weekend!
Filed under Life, Mail Art
Hello dear readers 🙂
“Bear…” (ink on paper; ca 16 x 22 cm)
It’s always so much fun to create mail art for my IUOMA mail art friend “Bear” from South Carolina. I try to come up with a new bear-themed piece every time I make something for him. Last time it was a roaring bear’s head I called “The Bear In You” and this time I sent him this sketch/doodle of a bear on the edge of a rock.
If you look closely enough you can see that the bear is made up of the word “bear” scribbled over and over again in various forms and shapes.
I knew I wanted to do something typographic when I saw this bicycle typogram by Aaron Kuehn online. It’s so cool! Compared to that my bear is rather lame 😦 You almost can’t tell that it’s typographic – and only very slightly so – unless it get’s pointed out to you. Aarons work though is just amazing. Don’t foget to check out his site http://aarline.info/hotaar/!
Well, of course I also came up with something special for the envelope. I roughly sketched this mountainious landscape on it using a photograph of the Great Smokey Mountians, the Apalachian Mountain Range in Kentucky as a refrence picture. I had to draw the reflection of it though because I prefer to write the address on the envelopes right side. I think anywhere on the front would be fine for mailing though.
The Great Smokey Mountains (ink and felt pen on paper; 16 x 22 cm)
So, what do you think? Have you ever done a typogram?
“Utility is when you have one telephone, luxury is when you have two, opulence is when you have three – and paradise when you have none.”
~ Doug Larson
This card I sent to Tripsik in Estonia. She likes to receive postcards that feature images of radios, books, TVs, typewriters, telephones, newspapers and the like. So I thought this postcard with a design by Leendart Jan Vis is just perfect for her 🙂
The card traveled a distance of 670 miles (1079 km) in 10 days to reach Tripsik’s mailbox. I’d say a phone call would surely have been faster but not as lovely and cute as the little bear in midst its many phones 😉
Have great day!
This piece of mail art went to Daniel “Bear” Qualls in South Carolina. I’d say it’s pretty obvious why I decided to create some bear art for Bear ; )