And the Snail-Mail Prize Goes to…

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 - 03:15 PM

Our Valentine Redesign Challenge elicited many great entries to our Flickr page.  And we received mailed-in submissions too.  They ranged from a set of miniature cards 'inspired by a muse and faces of love' to my favorite, a three-foot tall by two-foot wide poster from Victor Stabin.  He created the “microcephalic minotaur” -- a small-headed monster once imprisoned in the Cretan Labyrinth -- as the new ambassador of the day.

But is Stabin's monster still living in the Cretan Labyrinth or has it broken free to spread the seeds of romance?  I hope it's the latter, because love as proffered by a monster seems so apt for the messiness of modern day romances.

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love and Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage, picks a winner out of all the submissions in our most recent show:

And the husband-and-wife graphic design team Under Consideration rebrands the whole holiday:

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