Riitta Ikonen continues to send her friend Margaret Huber the most amazing mail art! This project has been going on since 2004 (I last wrote about it two years ago, here.)
These are very inspiring… makes me want to utilize the Postal Service (not the band, either) more..
I’d love to be the one bringing Margaret’s mail. This is amazing!
I can’t believe it’s been 2 years since you last wrote about these. Time flies on booooooom.
ya it totally doesn’t feel like its been that long!
I’d love to receive stuff like this, in the mail!
I love mail. I love sending it as much as I love receiving it. It’s good to remember that mail and letters can be so versatile.
Wouldn’t that letter with leaves in it have been stopped by customs? I would’ve thought they suspect some sort of bug or other issue…
Not if it was posted from England, to England [Brighton]. We wouldn’t stop a suicide bomber, with ‘Suicide Bomber’ tattooed on his forehead.
Yeah, I was thinking if posted nationally it likely wouldn’t be an issue but it appears it is USA to England as you can make out the ‘USA’ written in the corner, plus the US stamp.
One of the coolest things I’ve seen recently. Though my local post offices wouldn’t even accept such postages.
i saw it some months ago and it`s still one of the better works i`ve seen in a looong time
I did mean, just if you fancied trying it yourself. To do it nationally.
Cool, there has definitely always been something curiously exiting in receiving objects by mail not to mention shipments like these. Saw some of these shipments here in Helsinki some time ago. btw. I’m gonna send the artist some fan mail this weekend 😉
wow, this makes me want a pen pal!!! these are really lovely! what a lovely friend Ms. Ikonen is!
Whoa, this is super cool!
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