Mail Art lives in a quiet corner of the art world, a genre of works sent through the mail, with the postal journey and markings being a part of the process. And in a corner of Mail Art, you will find artistamps – faux postage – tiny, gummed descendants of 19th and 20th century poster stamps (mostly advertising a product or an event) and “cinderella” stamps that look like postage stamps but serve some other purpose.
"We may be seeing a rather ominous pattern shift developing by next weekend."
-- National Weather Service, Buffalo Office, March 25, 2016
On the first Sunday in April – the month whose showers traditionally bring May flowers – 3,700 runners took to the streets for the Syracuse Half Marathon.
"The first four miles weren’t bad," said ChaseDesign Senior Design Director Andy Schweitzer, who was running in his third Syracuse Half, “but then the sky got dark and the hail started.”
In early March, the ChaseDesign Adirondack High Peaks Hiking Club took to the mountains again, this time summiting snowy Dial and Nippletop Mountains.
Shod with the hiker’s choice of microspikes or snowshoes, the group passed through the Elven Gate to Mirkwood Forest at 5:05 a.m., lighting the way with headlamps.
This March, when the Skaneateles High School presents the musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the title role will be played by a car created by Design Director Todd Abernethy of ChaseDesign, who last year created a vintage pickup truck for the school’s production of State Fair. But that one didn’t have to fly.
The orchids gifted to our Administrative Professionals in April of 2015 are blooming again.
Of the new front panel, Design Director Jon Cammarata writes, “I have fond memories of cross-country skiing in forests back in Western New York with my family when I was young. I enjoy the patterns created by bright sunshine through tall hardwoods and pines, and seeing long shadows stretch across the pristine, white snow. We live in an area that has winter, and I truly believe the best way to get through it, is to get out there and enjoy it. I’m hoping this panel may inspire others to do the same; get out and take advantage of all the great winter activities this area offers.”
The ChaseDesign holiday gathering was highlighted by good cheer and good company, great food and great music.
The Holiday Mailer comes at a time of the year when we pause to reflect, looking back on the business year and forward to the holidays. Our founder, David Chase, sent out the first Holiday Mailer in 1977, beginning a tradition that continues today. He felt it was important to say “thank you” and share his best wishes with clients, and he wanted to use the company’s talents to create a memorable and creative greeting, one that would relate to all cultures and holiday traditions.