Sunday, February 5, 2012

Homemade Postcards Help Save Postal Service

Minnesota's website reports that St. Paul architect and artist Peter Kramer (shown here) has never sent a single email in his life. However this weekend, the "snail-mail enthusiast" will present his "Postcards to Save the Post Office" collection of original artwork.

According to the article the collection consists of more than 120 one-of-a-kind postcards featuring his drawings.

Reporter Amy Carlson Gustafson pens, "On Saturday, his postcard project debuts at the Grand Hand Gallery where folks can purchase a Kramer original for $20. Buyers will fill out an address label and when the show is over in March, he'll write a note on each one, stick a personalized stamp on them and take the cards to the post office for delivery. "

Kramer is quoted in the piece as saying, "I'm just in love with the idea of mail. Everything about it is enjoyable - writing the letter, thinking about the person getting it, putting the stamp on." 

Pete Nowacki, a spokesman with the Postal Service, appreciates Kramer's support and thinks the postcards are a fun idea.

"There is kind of a natural tie-in between mail and art," Nowacki said. "After all, stamps really are little works of art. What Peter is doing - personalizing his art with a message and then popping it into the mail - that's a first for me and I think a really neat twist."

Click here to read the entire article.

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