Pushing the Envelope

–by pigeon delivery Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck (March 2015).

– a touring exhibition of over 150 decorated envelopes celebrating 175 years of the first UK postage stamp – The Penny Black (May 6th 1840). Curated by Neil Hadfield, course leader for illustration at Hereford College of Arts.

I was kindly invited to take part in this show as I have previously taken part in the SHED show in 2005-06 curated by Andrew Baker. 
Above my humble contribution – the pigeon collage is made using the inside of envelopes.

Exhibition dates 2015
Hereford College of Arts – April 17-May 1
House of Illustration – May 6-16
Hay Literary Festival – May 21-31


Images of all the envelopes can be seen on flickr set up by Neil Hadfield: www.flickr.com/photos/133993230@N04/sets/72157654801536202
Envelope sold to private collector September 2015.
Pigeon has arrived to the House of Illustration, London. Photo by Mike Nicholson May 6th 2015.