Reviving the Mail Me Art project…

A selection of mail art examples from the 2006 Mail Me Art project.

I’m going to be reviving the Mail Me Art project now that 2018 has arrived! I never actually put it to sleep, but it is time for a refresh and a large jolt of adrenaline. I never lost interest in the project and neither did the illustrators and artists who made it so special. It’s always been a passion project for me rather than a day job, but that did mean it took a backseat when I needed to dedicate more time to support our members and build our client base at Hire an Illustrator. I love all of the projects I do and businesses I run, but as you’re all aware there are only so many hours in a day and there’s never enough coffee in the pot.

The LCS (The Little Chimp Society) will be taking on another exhibition for HAI this year, which will be taking place in London in 2019. This will be a follow-up to “Showcase 100: Illustration” which happened what feels like a million years ago back in 2015. My plan is to piggy-back a new MMA project into the LCS-HAI collaboration and squeeze a postal art show into the gallery on alternative days or at the end of the week while we have the premium space.

I’ll be setting dates and booking the gallery next week. This should give us around 18 months lead time to get everyone organised and plan out all of the details. I will be looking for volunteers and people willing to give up a bit of their time to help me out, so let me know if you’d like to be more than a participant and I’ll add you to my list. Even if all you can do is spread the word with a share or a like, it’s all appreciated.

Darren Di Lieto

Darren Di Lieto is the founder and editor of The Little Chimp Society. He created the LCS in 2005 as an illustration news portal to promote the illustrators and artists who bring joy to our everyday lives. Since then the LCS has grown into a publisher, hosting provider and events organiser.

11 Responses

  1. Sandra says:

    Yaay! I’ll be glad to participate in the next MMA project! Count me in!

  2. Not sure how it works but I’m interested in taking part

  3. You’re welcome to take part in Mail Me Art 4, all you need is a copy of Mail Me Art: Short & Sweet. Details for how to take part in Mail Me Art 5 will be made public in the coming weeks. If you’re not already, sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date.

  4. Lou says:

    Hey Darren – I’d be into participating in this. Is it open to everyone?

  5. It will be, more details coming soon.

  6. Janel says:

    Hey from California! Was just in London, I would love to help in some way from the US. Just let me know how! ??

  7. Hey from Leicester! Thank you for your offer, we will keep it in mind when things start moving forward.

  8. Rachel Conine says:

    What’s the latest for 2018? Have I missed the date/deadline?

  9. You’ve not missed it! Nothing to report at the moment, but give me a week or two and there should be some big updates. We have a gallery book for MMA5 (TBA) and there will be a call for that shortly. The work produced for MMA4 (Open All Hours) via the MMA3 (Short & Sweet) book will also be at the show. 🙂

  10. Mike Carlson says:

    Hey Darren, is there an MMA project planned for 2020? I’d be interested in participating!

  11. Hi Mike, thank you for your interest, but we’ve no MMA projects in the works at the moment.

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