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Edward Gorey’s Never-Before-Seen Letters and Illustrated Envelopes

When artist Edward Gorey sent mail to friends, he would address the envelope in a rather distinctive way.

1901 (Aug. 29th) pen and ink illustrated envelope finely illustrated with a pictures of a girl and a winged cherub opening a large book over on which the address is written, sent from Bramley, Yorks., to Leeds

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A publisher's postbag – in pictures

Illustrated Envelopes sent by illustrators to their publishers: Susan Varley

Mail Me Art is a project that has brought together an international community of artists and illustrators, amateur and professional alike, through art in the form of mail. The posted package itself is the work of art and, unlike a traditional letter or parcel, it is intended to be received and admired for it’s own sake. http://www.mailmeart.com/submit-mail-art/

children's book illustration, design, book design, publishing, children's book design, nikalas catlow - Main Section - Illustrators Envelopes

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A publisher's postbag – in pictures

Axel Scheffler is a star in the world of children’s books, and has created the artwork for many beloved characters including Julia Donaldson’s Gruffalo.

Envelopes by the artist Edward Burne-Jones. (1884). British Museum. Envelope with a sketch of Burne Jones at his easel, from the album 'Letters to Katie'; sketch uses stamp as painting on easel, figure seen from back, address to left. Dark brown pen and ink, on envelope