Snail Mail Art Exchange

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I recently came across my envelope of hand printed postcards which reminds me I wanted to share with you my experience participating in a print exchange.  Every April the Iowa State University’ Print Society conducts a Postcard Print Exchange. I heard about the event through a professor who had participated in the past. To participate you must make 13 editionable prints and mail them individually to the university so they have postage markings of their travel. The university then keeps one print for their collection and mixes up the rest to send back 12 random prints to each participant. My affinity for handmade things and snail mail  really intrigued me to participate. Also they provide a theme each year that can be loosely interpreted to give you some inspiration, this year’s was Temptation. Continue reading