Netflix Envelopes: A Gallery of Art

Netflix may be getting heat for a whole slew of bad business decisions (splitting their DVD and online streaming into two separate businesses, introducing new price hikes, and generally pissing off people), but some customers have found a new outlet to express themselves – thanks to Netflix product design. In the event that Netflix goes under, the company will always be remembered for one profoundly simple yet brand-defining object: little red envelopes. As you’ll see below, the envelopes that are mailed to Netflix customers are more than just a DVD container; they’re the newest, coolest medium for a little creative expression…and sometimes art therapy…and other times a forum for thought (common themes: irony and sarcasm). See what I mean:

Netflix Cat

Netflix Cat

The Perfect Netflix Distraction

The Perfect Distraction







Popcorn and a Netflix

Popcorn and a Netflix: "Every once in a while, someone will mail me a single popcorn kernel that didn't pop. I'll get out a fresh kernel, tape it to a piece of paper and mail it back to them." -Orville Redenbacher

Netflix Notflix












Netflix Price Increase

"Darn you Netflix and your STUPID price increase"

Netflix Big Lebowski

"I liked The Big Lebowski better"








To see more Netflix-inspired artwork – because doodlers are artists, too – check out the Doodlers Anonymous blog. You will not be disappointed (unless you are obsessive about clean envelopes, then this may not be for you).

Laurel Marcus a design and technology enthusiast. In real life, she is a Senior Manager of Data Insights and Analytics at Tank Design in Cambridge, MA. In her spare time, Laurel likes to cook, play volleyball, bike, listen to This American Life, StartUp and How I Built This podcasts, and look for coffee shops that serve café con leche.


  1. This is awesome. If only I still had a netflix account… or artistic talent…

    • A Netflix account is necessary, but artistic talent is subjective 🙂

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