Information and materials
The only function of an envelope interior is to hide the contents of the envelope.
The mundane and ephemeral quality of these detailed patterns which are usually just thrown out without being noticed has interested me for more than 16 years now. The highlights of my Envelope Interior Collection has been the Fast Disappearing Air Mail Envelope. The patterning is seen both inside the envelope and through the envelope’s translucent lightweight paper. Airmail envelopes always suggest the outside world. Airmail envelopes always suggest the romance of the Far-Away.
This Interior, from the American Chamber of Commerce in Luxembourg is a prize piece in the collection. This laser reproduction becomes an emblem of some of the things we are losing.