The letterpress has been instrumental in the conceptualization of Open Field this summer. Earlier in the Spring, Jenni Undis from Lunalux and the folks from AAM created a series of one-of-a-kind prints based on the fill-in-the-blank prompt: “ is what we make together.” The Mad Libs-esque antics that ensued provided entertaining, and often profound, musings on what sorts of things “we make together.”
In her next Open Field activity, Ms. Undis will help us explore how we communicate together and to each other through the post office. Undis will be back on the field facilitating Post Office Love Letter, an event that is centered around the post office, its history, and making cards that pass through its hallowed halls. Conceived as a love letter by-way-of interactive activity, Undis will bring relics from the golden days of the post office, and tool kits for participants to use to keep the post office in business!
We learn, gentle reader, the following from Emily Post’s Etiquette (1922): “The letter you write… is always a mirror which reflects your appearance, taste and character. A ‘sloppy’ letter…proclaims the sort of person who would have unkempt hair, unclean linen and broken shoe laces; just as a neat, precise, evenly written note portrays a person of like characteristics.” Let us strive to proclaim the latter with the help of Jenni Undis and her epistolary expertise. Post Office Love Letter will take place on July 12, 2012 from 4-8 pm.