Andrea Peterson
Anne Covell
Annwyn Dean
Bryan Kring
David Moyer
Elizabeth Boyne
Elizabeth Munger
Jenny Craig
Jessica Spring
Karen Zimmermann
Katherine Venturelli
Kunyoung Chang
Laura Ladendorf
Lisa Miles
Louisa Boyd
Marc Addison Brown
Marianne Dages
Mary Uthuppuru
Mary V. Marsh
Megan Adie
Meryl DePasquale
Michael Sharp
Mike Sonnichsen
Nanette Wylde
Poppy Dully
Richard Steiner
Sarah Langworthy
Sarah Smith
Stephanie Copoulos-Selle
Thomas Parker Williams
Tom Virgin
Turner Hilliker
Ugly Duckling Press


Mike Sonnichsen

Chapel Hill,North Carolina, United States



ink, paper, board, cloth

11 x 13.25 x 0.25

edition size: 6

© 2013


The mask-like images in this book were generated from the printed patterns seen in opened, unfolded security envelopes. Postal details and ruminations about the idea of security and insecurity provide a dialog that a reader may find personally meaningful. This book was designed, printed, and bound by Mike Sonnichsen in the autumn of 2013. Rockwell text and envelope images were screenprinted on Arches heavyweight paper.

Mike Sonnichsen is an artist and printmaker fascinated with the details of everyday material culture and has lately utilized printed patterns seen in opened, unfolded security envelopes. He reveals previously unseen qualities in objects often overlooked. He champions the “underdogs” of material culture, playing with a viewer’s expectations while still dazzling the eye and revealing clues to the art-making process. Mike Sonnichsen grew up in Puerto Rico and now resides in Chapel Hill, NC.

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