Urban Legends | Indigo print with perforation | 7x5" | 2005
The final stage in this project was putting the stamps on envelopes and mailing them.
At the bottom of the envelops down bellow there are visible marks of the post office digital scanner, while at the top right corner there are some manual stamps marks. Urban Legends stamps were apparently unrecognizable to the post office computer, and went through a manual inspection by a postal clerk. Hundreds of stamps are created worldwide every year, and not all of them are embedded in the digital postal system. The clerk then has has a split second to decide whether this is a real stamp or not.
All the stamps in this series have successfully passed this inspection and reached their destinations with official postmarks.
Spreads from sketchbook, 10.5x16", Mixed media, 2005
© Ido Michaeli, 2017