David Alan Goldberg
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  • Charlotte, NC
  • United States
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DAG & Atelier Peripheral

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Mail-Artist since:
1985
My Website:
http://dagdoodles.blogspot.com
Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
I created a steady stream of handmade postcards from 1985 until 2002, mostly under the pseudonyms of Blackbeard and DAG. Mail art 'zines such as Beatniks from Space, MalLife, and Outre provided my inspiration back in the 1980s.

I love writing to friends, acquaintances, and total strangers. I love to create conversation pieces with my own two hands.
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David Alan Goldberg (DAG)
Peripheral Theater
2916 Marlowe Avenue
Charlotte, North Carolina
28208
USA

 

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Received from Nadia Aroca This Afternoon...

Posted on March 24, 2016 at 11:50pm 0 Comments

Pigs gone postal made me smile today.…

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What I've Received Since Joining Last Month, Part Three

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From Brooke Cooks in Seattle, Washington.…

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What I've Received Since Joining Last Month, Part Two

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From Jon Foster in Winston-Salem, N.C. Incredible add & pass request package with loads of ephemera.…

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At 2:43pm on August 24, 2016, De Villo Sloan said…

Hi David, just came across your interesting message and am compelled to respond.

Well, today you qualify as a tested veteran of the Golden Age of Zines due in part to the simple fact that you somehow have managed to survive and can thus provide a presence and testimonial here in the New Order of things.

I think you just had some bad beginner's luck. BFS and Neither/Nor was an anarchist press w/ an agenda and group of people they wanted to promote. I believe they ran into money and labor problems and ceased to function. At the same time, a big small press guide featured them and I think they were buried in submissions they could never hope to publish.

Factsheet 5 - great publication - was another high visibility piece and Gunderloy would use you if you fit his purposes, but there was hardly an open or fair editorial policy there. Don't get me wrong. FF5 was important served an important function.

There were SO many zines. You probably had work appear places and you didn't know it. But the primary approach, even during the zines, was direct one-on-one w/people. So you probably did better than you think.

And now you're here to tell your own story. You should. We're all trying to patch together what actually happened back then.

Regards. DVS

At 11:54am on August 20, 2016, Bruno Cassaglia said…
At 12:29pm on June 9, 2016, museumofmailart said…

At 6:06am on June 8, 2016, Samantha Althoff (SamaLama) said…
DAG thank you for the postcards they are excellent. I enjoy the bright colors. i will be sending you something very soon. Cheers! -SamaLama
At 1:30am on April 9, 2016, Susan McAllister said…
Your postcard arrived today. Thanks so much.
At 7:48am on April 8, 2016, Toni Hanner -- tonipoet said…
poor aunt Dru....I should send her a card....
At 6:37am on April 7, 2016, Toni Hanner -- tonipoet said…
Wow! Two cards from you on the same fabulous day! I must be living right! I love the blue and yellow painted image that looks like a skull to me although sort of a silly one, not spooky at all. If it's not a skull and is intended to be a portrait of your aunt Drusilda, I apologize. Anyway, I like it a lot. And of course the bunny is fantastic. I love the ID of "Hi! I'm an ear!" just in case there was any doubt. I think this is the first bunny anyone has sent me so I'm very pleased with it. Thanks for palling up with me!
At 6:36pm on March 29, 2016, Grethe Bjørnhaug said…

I've sent you something today, please let me know when you receive it :)

At 6:15am on March 28, 2016, Deb Douglas said…

Fun stuff going in and out on your page.  Thanks for connecting! Hello.thank.you.jpg

At 11:55am on March 27, 2016, Bruno Cassaglia said…

 
 
 

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