Heya! Both Alex and I were accepted in Creative Quarterly 35. The winning submissions will be printed in the magazine and the runners-up will be published online. Alex is the winner in Clan Cassetti's submissions with 3 winners (the first three photos) ( I got 1) and 2 runners-up (I got 3)...with the blue jay being the winner. but hey, we both got something in!
This little tiny poster of love is coming to market this week. I have been a bit overwhelmed by the public relations by the US Postal Service along with phone calls from the local press, the regional press and sneaking around on the various stamp forums to see if anyone out there likes this little snip of cut paper to put on your envelope. Before I go any further, let me link you to some of the cool things out there.
First off, there is this sweet, sweet article by Hilary Oswald on the stamp. I have the most fun talking with Hilary about the stamp and inevitably, about a lot of stuff--and she took all of our verbal scraps and wrote this touching article that made me tear up (just a little). I was so thrilled to see her energy in the piece--which captured my thinking and emotions around getting this amazing project with such a kind >> generous art director, Antonio Alcala. I am not one to squeal, but it was close with this article (plus, look at what a bang up job they did with the layout of the article). Love all around!
There is a lovely overview on the stamp here:
Cut Paper Heart
And should you want to buy a sheet or a commemorative goody to fill those needs:
USPS Celebration of Love! Please note that they have First Day of Issue programs, Covers, sheets of stamps, big collectible sheets of stamps..it is quite impressive. All are ready to buy in advance of the 21st. and will not be shipped out until then.
The first day of issue is going to be celebrated at the Time Warner Building in NYC. For more information and the invitation>>