Thursday, June 11, 2009

"I Got An Envelope" - A Found-Art Project

Steve Johnson, Internet critic for the Chicago Tribune, reports, " wants to turn stuffing envelopes into something more than just a way to earn cash at home.

According to Johnson, the Web-based guerrilla art project recruits people to leave envelopes at random locations. Instructions on the envelope ask the finder to add something "personal," "original" and "artistic" and mail it back to the person who left the envelope.

"The recipient then sends an image of the contents to the project's creator, who posts it on the Web site. Notes, postcards, condoms, drawings, even an old cruise-ship promotion mailed from a Chicago airport have been submitted to the site, which follows in the tradition of previous found-art and open-collaboration Web projects—especially Anyone can participate just by following the instructions at the site," Johnson says.

According to the write-up, "I Got An Envelope" - A Found-Art Project , I Got an Envelope has received about 30 submissions so far in two months of existence.

To read the entire article, click here.

To visit the I Got An Envelope Web site, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM