And the Snail-Mail Prize Goes to…

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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, Loveand 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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