As a long-time reader and would-be patron of Austin Kleon and his blackout poems, I was glad to see his work featured on Jen Bekman’s 20×200. I bought How It Works last week. This afternoon I came home and saw that I had received a parcel.
I made my way inside for a better camera and a better view of its labeled glory.
The envelope, constructed of a firm cardboard, features a well-designed exhortation to avoid bending it. One can open it by pulling a strip along the top edge of the reverse side.
Inside, in between two protective boards is a plastic sleeve containing 1) a certificate of authenticity with the artist’s signature and 2) a short document with bio, statement, and information about the print and 3) the print in question.