Hand Illustrated Postal Envelopes

By: Swales, David

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In this beautiful and innovative book, David Swales studies hand-illustrated postal envelopes from their origins in the nineteenth century, to the lastest greatly enhanced forms, made possible by the use of modern materials, graphical styles and postal practices. Swales describes how the integration of clever ideas, good artwork and an appropriate choice of postal stamp into the design of an envelope illustration can result in an attractive or meaningful message of communication to send to a friend or loved one. All successful examples have, to some degree, and element of surprise for the recipient embodied in the illustration, and it is this quality more than any other which brings a lasting enjoyment and fascination to those who receive them and to those who produce them. Such envelopes can become collector's items and may also, in the future, become documents of considerable social worth. Bound in black cloth, these pages reproduced on heavy glossy paper include over 100 hand illustrated envelopes, giving the reader an entertaining and instructive introduction to this art form. A list of artists or illustrators known to have produced these envelopes is included. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall

Title: Hand Illustrated Postal Envelopes

Author: Swales, David

Illustrator: Illustrated by Photographs

Categories: Illustrators,

Publisher: Bishop Auckland, County Durham, United Kingdom, Pentland Press Ltd: 1996

ISBN: 1858213169

ISBN 13: 9781858213163

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New in New dust jacket

Seller ID: 002752

Keywords: STAMPS COLLECTING ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES POSTAL ENVELOPES HAND ILLUSTRATED POSTAL,