Customer Envelope Art!

One of the things we miss about getting most of our orders through the mail is the way customers used to decorate their envelopes. People didn’t just put a stamp on them and send them out, these folks spent some serious time and effort. While I was going through an archive, I came across a stack of them that we’d saved. One is by Steve Purcell, creator of Sam and Max! Here’s a few of the best.

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Bibo Takes Seattle - Envelope Art

Martian Popping Thing Poem - Envelope Art

Break the Shackles of mindless conformite! Buy from Archie McPhee! Envelope Art

Sunbather - Envelope Art

Look Ma! I'm a Martian Popping Thing! Envelope Art

Thanks Archie! Pugsly Envelope Art


  1. Maika
    Posted April 8, 2009 at 11:23 am | Permalink

    Those are wonderful! Our customers rule.

  2. Maika
    Posted April 8, 2009 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    Wait a minute, that first envelope is from Steve Purcell. He created the Sam & Max comics. That envelope is a collector’s item!

  3. Posted April 8, 2009 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    these are so inspiring! i think i need to start sending you folks mail old skool. i can’t promise i know what i’ll put in the envelopes though.

  4. Posted April 8, 2009 at 2:22 pm | Permalink


    If you are ever stumped as to what to put in an envelope to us, might I suggest cash?