New York-based artist Molly Rausch paints the extended scenes around the edges of postage stamps, imagining the continued horizons and broader stories told by stamp artwork. Via her website:
Each stamp painting begins with an actual postage stamp that is glued down to the paper. Then Rausch paints around the stamp, extending the scene, with watercolor and gouache. As a result, the paintings are quite small – usually around 3 inches tall. Everything is done freehand with a brush; she does not use pens or pencils. She does not paint on the stamp itself. And she does not research the subject, so the extension is completely invented and should not be tested for accuracy.
It’s fun to think how many stories a single postage stamp has, the story of the image printed on it, the story of its physical journey through the postal system, and now a third story told though Rausch’s brush strokes. You can see a gallery of many more via her website. Thanks Molly for sharing your work with Colossal.
Birch Bird Cards are flat-packed postcards made of dyed birch that can be sent in the mail and once opened, assembled into one of these doggone adorable birds. Available in four different colors for $16. (via svpply)
These Tangram States Postcards by Midnight Umbrella are flippin’ sweet. A pack of 10 full-color, offset printed cards for just $10. (via @thesearethings)
The Fridge Postcard is part of a series by Saraferrari Design that explores the function of postcards. In this design a simple red postcard calendar adheres to any metallic object with an accompanying circular magnet that highlights the date. Available now in their shop. (via notcot)
Chicago restaurant Longman & Eagle turned what they refer to as their “favorite Yelp review” into a lovely postcard that’s being distributed at the restaurant. I find it embarrassing that my son who is only three has visited this restaurant twice now, and somehow I have yet to drop in. More via their Facebook page. (via eater)
Dig these Stitching Postcards by designers Leihener, Seng, Valder for Köln-based distributor Details. Available over at Uncommon Goods. (via cool hunting)
Nice set of 6″ x 9″ letterpress cards from Yee-Haw Industries