Mail Art Project 2 | An international community art and design project

The International Mail Art Project is managed by father and son, Kevin and James Gillen. In 2013, they launched their Mail Art community page and over the past six years they’ve received hundreds of postal artworks, sent by people from all over the world. The works are exhibited online and in gallery exhibitions. Kevin first exhibited postal artworks in 1973 at Ferens Gallery (Hull, England). His work was reviewed in the press with the memorable headline ‘It’s nicely framed, but is it art?’.

James, a Graphic Design graduate from University of the Arts London, has recently worked on a series of striking Mail Art works, depicting unreal, futuristic cityscapes. Take a look at his hand-illustrated envelopes below. Take part in the Mail Art project by clicking their this facebook link, where you will find the postal address to send your work to.

Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (