Snail's Postcard Post

Hittin’ the Books

I was browsing the “L.A. Bizarro” guide by Anthony Lovett and Matt Maranian IMG_5115 when I learned of “Adventure in Postcards” IMG_5112 I want to go!

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Soon after this discovery, I came across some mail art in “The Map as Art”
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The next obvious step in my postal publication perusing was to reread the Griffin & Sabine trilogy by Nick Bantock.
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These were the postcards and envelopes that I enjoyed most:

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“Griffin & Sabine” is as emo as I can appreciate, so it took a good deal of will power for me to then revisit the other obvious book of postcards, the first anthology of PostSecret, “PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives” edited by Frank Warren.
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I’m like Mr. Jellineck in “Strangers With Candy,” ignoring the plight of his high school students sending their anonymous personal problems to him for the school paper advice column. “I like happy problems. Listen to this one I just made up: Dear Geoffrey,
I recently acquired an antique Shaker table which is really fun in a rustic kind of way but it doesn’t fit in with my Key West colors. What should I do?
Signed Desperately Seeking Deco

 “Those student problems are so…morose.” Here are the PostSecret postcards that I liked:
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A friend of mine who’s a barrista does the same, and she gives caffeinated to rude customers who order decaf. I have a hunch that it’s common in the food service industry. One more reason to respect those who serve you for minimum wage, and don’t forget to tip!

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This entry was published on February 22, 2013 at 1:34 pm. It’s filed under Art, Series and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “Hittin’ the Books

  1. Antonette DeVito on said:

    A

  2. Antonette DeVito on said:

    Let’s begin again.
    Allison, This is a fabulous post! I love maps, too. –I sent you an email recently, not sure if you got it. I want to hire you to help create a blog for me. Call me! Email me! Toni

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