Mailartist, My REAL wall
I blog about postal art and have been sending illustrated postcards to strangers since 2009. As well as running the mailart challenge Mailart 365, I also display postal art sent in from artists the world over on walls all over the world, notably in my own bedroom alongside my underwear.
My Real Wall - Not My Facebook Wall!
BY ANDY HOANG
@ VOL 10
ON MAY 12, 2016
In this PechaKucha Andy Haong tells us about his life as a “mail-artist” (say what?!) - well in Andy's words it means a person that spends their spare time sending hand drawn postcards to strangers.
In just over six minutes Andy will talk you through how he became a mail artist and the amazing things that happened to him since! Including doubling the number of real life friends he had who wrote on his real wall and NOT just his Facebook wall.
BY ANDY HOANG
@ VOL 15
ON JUN 12, 2017
" I have a kinda strange hobby. I had it since 2007..."
In "365 Postcards" from PechaKucha Night London Vol. 15, Andy Hoang spoke about Mailart365 - Mailart (a new term to you we assume) is a term which describes a piece of artwork made with the intention of sending it somewhere in the post. 365 is the number of days in a year.
Mailart 365 is a year-long project starting on December 1st, 2010, to make and send a piece of art in the post every day for a year. Artists attempt to make and send 365 pieces in the post, to whoever they please and while doing so, they’re posting up their efforts right here on Mailart 365.
Since the start of the project over 10,000 pieces of mailart have been made and sent out and new pieces are being made every day.