Envelope Art

“Pushing the Envelope” celebrates the marriage of drawing and philately by Hermanus artist Terry Kobus. He has collected and deconstructed old envelopes, some dating from as far back as 1850. He works in various styles and media and the studies on the envelopes range from colorfully contemporary to delicately old fashioned, from whimsical to poignant and sentimental. The stamp and address is often an integral aspect of the envelope's design whether incorporated directly into the illustration or used simply to accent the artist's theme.

Bluebird - 1887 Envelope
Bird in Flight - 1868 Envelope 
Bird of Prey - 1863 Envelope 
BlueBird - 1853 Envelope
Hedwig the Owl
Baobab South Africa - 1925 Envelope
Weathered by Time
Weathered Tree Karoo
Witgatboom Willowmore