MinXus Mail Bag: Accordion Book by Mars Tokyo (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)

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Mail art by Mars Tokyo (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)

Actually, we are not sure whether to call this an accordion book, folio, pop-up or to continue to search for a better term. Maybe you can help, but the name is largely immaterial. We are simply thrilled to be able to share images of this marvelous mail art Mars Tokyo sent us. We believe she is at the top of her game here as both an artist and mail artist. The closed piece (above) is small, approximately 4 X 4 inches. Here is what happens when it opens:

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We have three panels, and the center unfolds to reveal a series of incredible faces that reference the genre of stamp art. (Click to enlarge.)

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The mail art includes a total of 11 face images by Mars Tokyo.

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And a full view of the reverse:

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The envelope:

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To learn more about Mars Tokyo, visit her website:


Here is an interesting Mars Tokyo interview:



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