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Saturday, April 11, 2009

security envelopes: regrouping, reimagining and renewed effort.

above is a big collection of magnets used for the diwhy/ security envelope installation at the ontario crafts council. until this evening, these magnets were sitting in a bag with an equal number of big huge nails. but with the workroom window display coming back to my home shortly, it was time to get things squared up on the security front so that i can wake the project from its hibernation and get back to going through submission and cataloguing.

i should also say that during this fallow time i have come across a few new postal/security projects of note that i wish to share with the world...

1) signature security envelopes by the esteemed tara bursey.
obviously, tara would share obsessions with me - design, art, zines, mail, personal touches, collecting...just to name a few overlapping territories. her totally perfect self-made security envelopes really bring thoughts of safety and identity to the next level. and, as always, she does it with infinite grace and attention to detail.

2) insecurity envelopes by jk keller.
i actually stumbled into this project after being sent this by a friend (pretty amazing in its own right). this mr. keller fellow seems to be onto a great many interesting things. his entire online portfolio was worth the steadfast peruse i gave it. my other favorite project is the paulette ribbon typeface. you'll see. i really get a thrill when math and craft collide. and it's a plus when the results are pretty.

5 comments:

Tara Bursey said...

The last three envelopes by JK Keller blow my mind. Wow! Even more obsessive than Kristiina Lahde's security evelopes...

sweetie pie press said...

except that he employs a laser cutter. but still...

leah buckareff said...

"except that he employs a laser cutter." hahahaha - you're such a purist!

i really love all the other projects you listed. that folded typeface makes me so excited i could almost barf.

sweetie pie press said...

a) i am not such a terrible purist; i just know that if tara had envisioned those envelopes she would have gone batty cutting it all out by hand. and they would also be made from something edible. rice paper, perhaps?

b) the folded typeface made me think immediately of you, leah. don't barf.

Viki said...

Have you seen this person's books?

http://myhandboundbooks.blogspot.com/

Copy and paste that one.

I have a few more envelopes if you need them (huge grin)
The security design in the fold and tear "envelope" that housed one of my husband's W2 forms was very intricate. I also found that the state of KY buys some of it's security envelopes from Staples, an office supply store. This envelope is a woven look with the Staples logo in the grid.