I've recently completed a 20 copy print-run of a small, minimalist poem-object entitled snowfall. Each poem and envelope was hand-struck on a Hermes 3000 typewriter.
I had a few minimalist-dilemmas while working on this piece. As you'll see in the photos, only the title appears on the front of the envelope. I felt like including my name, the publication date and publishing information would have cluttered this otherwise very minimalist publication. I also didn't want to include it on the poem itself for the same reason. I decided to include that information on a small colophon card, tucked into the envelope, but detached from the poem/object itself.
You might notice in one of the photos that I've got an iron and ironing board beside my typewriter. As I typed up the envelopes they came through the typewriter a little wrinkled and needed to be flattened out afterwards. This is the first publication I've ever done that required ironing, but it definitely helped to keep the envelopes looking flat and clean.
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Another project is in the works. More information on that soon!