these envelopes i made in 1992. an old pacific and orient map, found in the bottom of a tea chest in london, i took it to my printer, then after, to my envelope maker.
in those days one went. no computer or e-mail or scanners, nor any technology at all. we would sit down together, at an enormous wooden table and design an envelope.
i can remember clearly my obsession with all of it, right down to the width of the gum on the seal. looking again at these, i've been making envelopes this week.
it's been much like visiting an old friend.