The Postcards From America box

Last May, Paolo Pellegrin, Jim Goldberg, Susan Meiselas, Mikhael Subotzky, Ginger Strand and I drove an RV from San Antonio to Oakland. Since then, we’ve been trying to make something that expresses the frenetic energy of that trip. In the end, a simple book wouldn’t do. Instead we produced the Postcards From America box. Inside is a collection of objects – a book, five bumper stickers, a newspaper, two fold-outs, three cards, a poster and five zines, all in a signed and numbered box.

Designed by Emmet Byrne and Michael Aberman from the Walker Art Center, the result is, well, cooler than hell. Just check out this giant poster by Paolo Pellegrin:

Want to see more? Check out my video tour or go to the Postcards From America website.

The signed and number box (edition of 500) costs $250 from now until February 1st. Buy it here.

15 Replies to “The Postcards From America box”

  1. <3

    …i know it is not polite, but cost after feb 1st?….if available by end of march, will lasso one for sure….love the newspaper, bumper sticker and poster….:)))

    travel bingo would have been a great idea too,…

    lovely to see the crew thinking outside the cardboard box….:))

    btw, you see Mikhailov's Yesterday's Sandwich (my wife gave it to me last year for bday)….52 of the images Printed on unbound boards and packaged in a cardboard case….righteous….

    and your PostCards from Amnerica box reminds me of something my beloved Walid Raad, except that damn beautiful Road-Trip-Americana humor to boot :)))

    fingers crossed it doesn't sell out by end of march…


    1. Hi Bob, the people we consulted thought that $250 was too low given the size of the edition and that it is signed by everyone. But we wanted to offer it to our friends and followers at this lower price first. No telling how many will be left at the end of March (they are half gone already). It is a pity that it’s such a low edition. But this thing has so many moving parts that we needed to keep the numbers down.

      1. hey alec :))

        just to make sure it’s clear, in no way am i bemoaning the price, actually given the object itself (it really must be seen as an art object more than a book), it is a steal and add to that the assembledge and parts and signatures and, well, i can see this baby moving for $500+, i was just lamenting (for me) that i’ve still recovering from crashed computer + russia trip and feb 1 is looming next week…anyway, fingers crossed for march….by the way, if Big Al’s did the printing, man Bil Al’s is in the big leagues now, as that is one great design/kit/conception….my only regret (though I LOVE THE KEY to the contents) is that there isn’t a Goldberg/soth/et al decoder ring…damn…anyway, i totally understand, hope for a second y’all didn’t think my lament was directed toward the price/edition…it always sucks when i want something (especially a book/art object), and reality intrudes…still a 13 year old i guess ;)))…..


    1. Sorry, I just re-read my comment and it sounds like I’m having a whine about the price, on the contrary I think it’s a wonderful price for a truly great collection of work. I will treasure it for many years to come.

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