Resending a telegram


During our recent Open Pitch, illustrator Megan Eckman sent in the above illustration with an interesting note:

"I am an anti-hoarder. While most people who love ephemera have boxes overflowing with letters, postcards, and photographs, I love ephemera by turning it into art. Recently I've been playing with mundane telegrams. Telegrams themselves seem magical to us nowadays and yet, these flower orders from a wholesale florist to his supplier are at odds with that (unless some magic is boring). My most recent painting combines pen and ink and acrylic atop such a boring telegram. The merging of fantastical portraiture and realistic ephemera creates a tug for the viewer and urges them to see even boring paperwork in a new light."

Visit Megan's blog for more work.