Posts Tagged ‘envelopes’
The theme of Jon’s Pen Friends show at Here Gallery seems to have been recycled materials with a colorful array of envelopes (see previous post), reclaimed cardboard and cereal boxes. More photos from where I pilfered these on Here’s Flickr set. Contact info [at] heregallery [dot] co [dot] uk for details and availability.
Every so often, we like to spotlight Jon’s envelopes. These particular ones are from his recent Pen Friends show at Here Gallery. You can also sample Envelopes from 2009, Envelopes from 2008, Envelopes from 2007, Envelopes from 2006 and Envelopes from 2004.
SuperFantastic is the companion to these SorryFantastic screenprinted envelopes. Jon has a long history of doodling on recycled envelopes. But don’t take my word for it. Check the artkive. Each of the 20 hand-pulled screenprints measures 8.3×5.6″ and is signed by Jon with different hand-drawn scrawls under the black ink. These are currently being offered for £50 at Burgerplex.
Jon has a long history of doodling on recycled envelopes. But don’t take my word for it. Check the artkive. These 2009 envelopes are known as “Sorryfantastic” in an edition of 20 hand-pulled screenprints. Each piece is further personalized with different color doodles. These are currently being offered for £50 at Burgerplex.
Mail Me Art is a British-based project, run by Darren Di Lieto, the founder and co-editor of the illustration news portal the Little Chimp Society. Over the course of a year, the Mail Me Art project brought together a vast collection of artistic work sent in the form of mail by both professional and amateur artists of all ages from across the world. A wide variety of media were used in an equally wide variety of styles and the work arrived on everything from postcards and envelopes to boxes and pieces of wood.
No stranger to reclaimed envelope art, Jon contributed the piece above to Darren’s compendium: Mail Me Art: Going Postal with the World’s Best Illustrators and Designers. The book brings together a selection of some of the best pieces submitted to the Mail Me Art project over the course of the year it ran. In addition to the wide variety of contemporary artwork, the book includes an in-depth insight into the project plus a series of seventeen interviews with artists including Jon, Catalina Estrada, Dan May, Jeff Miracola, Michael Slack and Kristian Olson. Mail Me Art: Going Postal with the World’s Best Illustrators and Designers is available to pre-order now on Amazon UK and Amazon US with an ETA of March 2009.
The Mail Me Art exhibition will be held during April 2009 (April 3rd-April 9th) at the Red Gate Gallery in London. The exhibition will showcase work from across the globe and provide visitors with the opportunity to view and buy artwork that has contributed to the project and drawn together a diverse community of artists. All of the work submitted to the Mail Me Art project will be on display and available for purchase. The Mail Me Art book will also be available to buy at the event. Any work unsold after the exhibition will be available to buy through this site. Jon gets top billing on the poster!
Here is a selection of reclaimed envelopes from 2008. These drawings on used envelopes are one-of-a-kinds and measure 230×165mm. Some are still available in Jon’s shop for £95 UK and £105 non-UK.
When this happened, it was so unfair. I’ve been wanting to visit Japan for going on a decade now, but the moon and the stars didn’t align in time for me to make it to Tokyo in time to see Jon Burgerman put on his first solo show there. The “I’m Sorry If I Smell” mini exhibit opened at FewMany and ran through December 14th, 2008. Between Flickering food photos, Jon sent me some great snaps of the gallery installation. I’m digging all the tiny canvases with Japanese captions. I like how Jon has integrated elements of Japanese culture into his work, even by just using paper and envelopes from the various locations. I’d kill for the doodled airplane sickbag (to match my other one). Heroes of Burgertown figures and Burgermenos Egg Qees were also available at the show. I’m finally going to get to Tokyo, but I’ll have missed the show by about a year.
Jon’s unofficial quest to save the earth with reduce-reuse-recycle continues with an assortment of reclaimed envelopes from 2007. These drawings on used envelopes are one-of-a-kinds and measure 230×165mm. Some are still available in Jon’s shop for £85 UK and £95 non-UK.
Jon is a big proponent of reusing materials. Here is a selection of reclaimed envelopes from 2006.
For this post, we get in the way-back machine and cruise back to 2004 when Jon was part of a sea monkey-themed group show in Los Angeles. The show was likely called “Instant Life.” Original drawings on envelopes and paintings on cardboard are available now (while they last) in his webshop.