How We Saved the Post Office is an art project designed to rescue the postal system from bankruptcy by selling this limited edition screenprint.
All proceeds go directly to buying postage for this and other mail art projects. Excess proceeds are donated in the form of stamps to other small non-profits.
Are you really raising money for the Post Office?
Right, but how does that work?
You buy a print; we use every dime, after expenses, to send more mail, which we assume, is what the Post Office needs.
What are stamp grants?
Once the money starts rolling in, we will start sending stamps to organizations we think deserve free shipping on whatever they are sending in the mail. To nominate an organization for an unsolicited stamp grant, tell us who they are and why they deserve it at:
How does shipping work?
Do you guarantee your work?
We offer refunds on unliked prints returned in mint condition, minus shipping.
What can I do to help?
Buy a print; save the post office.
What if I want to help but I have a thing about PayPal?
Write to us at email@example.com to discuss alternate arrangements.
Who is Tucker Nichols, and why is he doing this?
Tucker Nichols is an artist who lives near San Francisco. He has been sending art through the mail for a long time, and can't bear to watch the Post Office die a slow death. Lacking the required funds for a full bailout, How We Saved The Post Office is the best idea he could come up with to keep the mail up and running. Selling mail-related art, delivered by mail, to raise money for postage donated to worthy organizations, in an effort to save the Post Office, seems like a win-win-win-win-win for everyone except for people who don't like getting mail.
More information here: www.tuckernichols.com.
Is he working alone?
If you're asking because you're thinking about bringing some kind of legal action, yes. If not, he is helped in How We Saved the Post Office by his friend Dakin Hart, a curator in New York. Despite having been raised by wolves, Dakin recognizes the societal importance of regular, affordable mail delivery. Also, for purely aesthetic reasons he would hate to see the Post Office's unoffical creed ("Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night...") marred by a clause referring to the insurmountable irrationality of the Republican Congress.
Have you done this sort of thing before?
Anonymous Postcard also celebrates physical mail by generating more of it.
Isn't the Post Office kind of touchy about its franchise?
Who said anything about mail fraud?
How do I learn more?
Send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.