Emin pushes the envelope

Emin's cards

What better way to celebrate Christmas than with a writing paper and matching envelope set designed by none other than Tracey Emin? Two designs by the Brit artist are available through the Posted company, with Emin's "bird on a branch" or "reclining figure" drawing embossed on the striking stationery (the set comes in a jaunty custom made folder with a ribbon tie, stitched with Tracey’s signature. And the fee for Emin's natty notepaper? £50.00). Artists Jane Simpson and Georgie Hopton have also put pen to paper (literally), providing designs for writing materials. Posted is a temporary exhibition space housed in a former post office in east london that presents a series of exhibitions, performances, and workshops celebrating (yes, you guessed it) the UK's postal history and heritage (for US readers that means the mail). www.postedprojects.co.uk

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19 Dec 10
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These initiatives often smack of the emperor's new clothes because a lot rides on the name rather than the art produced. That said, it is a nice way to own art that one can afford and I would rather have a note and envelope from Tracey Emin than one of Martine Creed's artworks (piles of plain paper in a glass case? No thanks!)plus it's cheaper!

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