mail art Scott Thomson

My guest today on the Idea Medic Podcast is Scott Thomson, from positively postal a postal artist and stamp dealer.

Scott creates mail art, which is art you create and then send in the post to another artist or art lover. Mail art was originally conceived in an effort to make art less elite. Scott’s latest project is to create 365 queens heads each filled with a different pattern that will then be sent off in the post around the world.

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Tools and Books Scott Recommends

Creative idea generator –

Patterns and colour swatch inspiration –

Good Mail Day: A Primer for Making Eye-Popping Postal Art, by Jennie Hinchcliff  – Amazon

Twitter Art Exhibition

Mailart People to Follow




You can find out more about Scott on his website on Facebook and on Twitter

Some of Scott Thomson’s Mail Art

Dalek from stamps

darlek mail art by Scott Thomson

©copyright Scott Thomson

Dove made up of stamps

©copyright Scott Thomson

A piece of mailart created by Scott

©copyright Scott Thomson

Mailart 365 stamp project

mailart 365 scott thomson

©copyright Scott Thomson

All images © Scott Thomson