Author Topic: Step up your envelope game  (Read 83 times)

Offline AAAndrew

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 967
  • Karma: 104
    • View Profile
    • The Steel Pen Blog
Step up your envelope game
« on: November 09, 2019, 03:08:56 PM »
Saw this article on the envelopes decorated by amateur artist Frederick Tolhurst. He was separated from his children and wrote them letters. He decorated the envelopes in the most extraordinary ways.

Even though this is a couple of years old, I thought y'all would enjoy this.

Andrew
Gone, but I haven't forgotten you all.
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/aug/05/sisters-heartbreak-grandfather-envelope-frederick-edith-tolhurst

Check out my steel pen history blog
https://thesteelpen.com/

Offline Erica McPhee

  • Administrator
  • Super Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5447
  • Karma: 305
  • Be brave. Love life!
    • View Profile
    • Dasherie Magazine
Re: Step up your envelope game
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2019, 01:10:05 PM »
Happy to see you! And love these envelopes! Thank you for sharing!  :-*
Truly, Erica
Lettering/Design Artist, Homeopath, Photographer, Mom, Wife
Dasherie Magazine | Paperwhite Studio | Instagram | Facebook

Offline TeresaS

  • Junior Member
  • **
  • Posts: 54
  • Karma: 2
    • View Profile
Re: Step up your envelope game
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2019, 09:53:52 AM »
This brought to mind a local man who decorated over 600 envelopes with cartoons that he sent home during World War II.  The family made a documentary about it called Letters to Defiance.  I found a Facebook page with pictures of the envelopes called Uncle Franís Envelopes if interested.
Teresa

Offline JanisTX

  • Super Hero Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 1127
  • Karma: 51
    • View Profile
Re: Step up your envelope game
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2019, 10:19:43 AM »
Thanks, @AAAndrew!  Those envelopes are adorable!!

Janis