Beautiful Postcard, Mail Unto Me

If you have a bit of spare time and a medium amount of spare cash, check out Purgatory Pie Press’s House of Postcards, a boxed set of 12 square postcards that are signed and numbered collaborations with artists and poets (and one composer). It’s a limited edition of 144, letterpress-printed by Dikko Faust, with hand-set wood and metal type and die-cut with slots so that they can be built into various architectural structures.


The PurgPiePress, about which I interviewed co-founder Esther K. Smith for the AIGA, is known for its subscription postcard series (1981-1991), and this new set is a delightfully playful addition. The 2009 postcard series is now available as a pre-publication subscription series for $64, and you can order it here. Happy mailing–or hoarding!

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About Steven Heller

Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.