Deadline: 13 September 2024
Call for entries

My 2024 Mail Art Project

The Project & its Background:
I once stepped into the elevator of a thirty-floor building, which had no 13th floor button. Seeing the order jump from 12 to 14, I thought, “This is weird!” Had some designer or engineer made an outrageous mistake? Noticing more cases—on airplanes, for instance—I discovered the practice is widespread. But for one who’s had a good relationship with 13 right from birth, this makes no sense.*
N°13 is not just synonymous with bad luck. It symbolizes many things. Some even enjoy playing with the number’s reputation by taking a tongue-in-cheek approach. Take Finland’s National Accident Day, for instance, which promotes safety on the roads, at work and in the home. Its annual day of celebration is always Friday the 13th.

What’s your take on N°13?
Let’s share a laugh or a touch of dread. I invite you to put what you feel, think or believe about the number on a postcard and post it by Friday, September the 13th, using this address:


N° 13
Taivaanvuohentie 3 B 13
00200 Helsinki
Finland

Recommendations:
material must be child friendly // common postcard size (10 x 15 cm / 4 x 6 in) preferred //
media: free // no jury, no fee, no return // please include contact info (email)
All works received will be exhibited at https://postboxtomailboxnoplainart.blogspot.com and a
digital publication (catalogue) will postdate the project.

Questions: 4johngayer@gmail.com

*The paradox embodied in this tale is that the ‘dangerous’ number hadn’t disappeared. Its digits had merely been reversed to identify the highest storey. Imagine, this thirty-floor building had a 31st floor.

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