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tokyo envelopes exhibition

Satoshi Kitamura, Dave McKee and Klaus Flugge got together with the Tokyo Post Office Museum to host an exhibition of envelopes decorated by themselves and other artists such as Posy Simmonds, Tony Ross, Axel Scheffler, Emma Chichester Clark, Max Velthuis and a bunch of other amazing illustrators. A couple months ago, Satoshi sent me a letter (with a beautifully hand painted envelope!) asking if he could include one of my envelopes in this exhibition. Today I got a very lovely, very polite letter from the Japanese exhibition hosts and this gorgeous little book. On the title page, it says e = picture, futo = envelope.

I'm slightly embarrassed because this was the first time I'd used this pig-on-orange image, and I liked it so much that I repainted it for a few other people. So I hope they don't spot it and feel let down that their image isn't entirely unique. :-P But I still think it's a very cool sounding exhibition. I wish I could go to Tokyo and see it!
Here are the details, if you do happen to be in Tokyo:
Location: Teishin Sogo Hakubutsukan (Teipark)
Nearest station is Otemachi Metro Station exit A4 or A5
2nd June – 8th July 2007, 9:00am~16:30pm, closed Mondays


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May. 31st, 2007 03:55 pm (UTC)
oooooo!! That is REALLY impressive. I'm so jealous!
May. 31st, 2007 05:14 pm (UTC)
YAY SARAH!!! Pigs go global! Pigs RULE! If only we could organize an en masse Brit-Scwibby trip to Japan to cheer for your work in person.
And to THINK your pig is rubbing shoulders with the work of Posy Simmonds (now I'M jealous too! :D )
Mr Kitamura sounds like a really nice guy, by the way.
Jun. 1st, 2007 06:48 am (UTC)
He is nice, and he has an amazing envelope collection! I didn't even know about it when I sent him mine.
May. 31st, 2007 10:19 pm (UTC)
Wow, what great company, Sarah!
Myself, Stephen and the already-very-much-at-home House Troll are all cheering for you! :)
Good to see you this morning...
PS Burda 8176 is the name of the pattern. Give it a shot!
Jun. 1st, 2007 06:46 am (UTC)
Thanks, I'll try it out! :-) Glad the House Troll has settled in.
Jun. 1st, 2007 02:15 am (UTC)
I've liked art on envelopes ever since I saw some decorated by Saul Stienberg when I was in 5th grade. This looks like a great exhibit & I also wish I could see it IRL.

Sarah, taht pig is so sharp looking! I think anyone who's received one must treasure it. Did you make it wiht goache? Colored pencils? Please divulge.
Jun. 1st, 2007 06:47 am (UTC)
Yup, gouache and colored pencils. Glad you like it!
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