Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Three Muses - Mail Art

This piece is done in the style (I hope) of Nick Bantock's quirky and clever mail art.    If you're not familiar with it, check out his book "Urgent, 2nd Class".  
Credits:   Finecrafted Designs.

30 comments:

  1. Your envelope is unique, Bev. Teenagers in Brazil say "animal!" when something is cool and powerful. So, animal!

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  2. This just blows me away! I love the wonderful layering of two styles. The pencil sketches always make my heart skip a beat, and the wonderful hand writing. The next layer of fantasy animals is just amazing and I can hardly wait to check out the book you referred. This is outstanding!

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  3. Well, from the little bit of the book I could peek at, I would say you definitely nailed it! Very "Urgent, Second Class" indeed! Thank you for the great lead.

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  4. Well I knew yours would be something special and you didn't disappoint...what a wonderful menagerie you have assembled...beautiful envelope my dear!!

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  5. What a masterpiece, Bev,love the musical animals, LOVE it!!

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  6. Fabulous piece and a great book title too. Penny

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  7. Gorgeous piece Bev. I love to see your work, it never disappoints. Fab-u-luss!! xx

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  8. Oh my - that is STUNNING! I have the NB book (and love it)

    I especially love the spreading octupus!!!!

    Karen

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  9. Amazing details lots to see and wonder at on your envelope. Can only say I'm glad I wont be around when you menagerie makes it's music !

    Marie

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  10. this is stunning.. amazing combination and I specially like that spindly , shaky handwriting, such a nice touch

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  11. This is super, Bev! Giraffes are my favorite :)

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  12. So cool! I love the musical beaties!

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  13. Fantastical surreal mail art, Bev!

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  14. This is just Fantastic, Bev! I love the layering and that octopus is truly amazing!

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  15. Fantastic Bantockian mail art, Bev. You were the one who introduced me to it and the idea of mail art many moons ago. I just love the elephant who is so insecure about his own trumpeting he has to use an "aid". Great artwork. Take a bow.

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  16. Hi Bev,
    I've noticed a certain trend in your art lately that deals with traveling. I'll bet you need a change in scenery:) I really like this and I'm going to have to check this fellow artist out.

    Paulette

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  17. i adore nick´s style - and you mastered it perfectly!!!

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  18. I kept looking at this and smiling the whole time!!
    Wonderful!

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  19. Oh, this is completely breathtaking! I love the use of the animals and instruments. So very creative.

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  20. A wild and wonderful creation Bev- this has great story and a sense of whimsy and travel. I love it!

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  21. How cool is this ?! Fantastic idea. I'm missing this week, there are so many other things to do.
    Happy Easter to you.

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  22. Bev, I'm blown away by this exquisite mail art envelope, my friend. I'm loving your move towards surreal, it really suits you. By the way, I can almost hear that elephant's musical roar and the giraffe's reply. Outstanding art for which there is very loud applause from my corner.

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  23. I'm absolutly speechless, that is so gorgeous, your creativity is ever and allways fantastic!
    Wish you Happy Easter,
    higs Anja

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  24. Your envelope is absolutely stunning!
    I especially love that octopus! Brilliant!

    I wish you a lovely Easter!
    Gaby xo

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