Newspaper blackout gratuitous unboxing

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've got mail

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.

Method for to open

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.


Aforementioned print uses archival pigment inks on 100% cotton rag paper with a matte finish, and will look rather fetching when I find a frame (Austin recommends this one):

I bought art

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