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.
Tools and Books Scott Recommends
Creative idea generator – www.ideagenerator.creativitygames.net
Patterns and colour swatch inspiration – www.colourlovers.com/
Good Mail Day: A Primer for Making Eye-Popping Postal Art, by Jennie Hinchcliff – Amazon
Twitter Art Exhibition
Mailart People to Follow
Some of Scott Thomson’s Mail Art
Dalek from stamps
Dove made up of stamps
A piece of mailart created by Scott
Mailart 365 stamp project
All images © Scott Thomson