"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…"
ANTI-DADAWHERE IS ANTI-DADA ?ANTI-DADA IS EVERYWHERE ! WHERE IS ANTI-DADA ? ANTI-DADA IS LURKING HERE THERE & ... WHERE IS ANTI-DADA ? ANTI-DADA IS HIDING BETWEEN YOUR EARS WHERE IS ANTI-DADA ? ANTI-DADA IS LYING IN WAIT WAITING ...WAITING ...ANTI-DADA ISPATIENT FOR OVER ONE HUNDRED YEARS ANTI-DADA HAS STOOD WHERE IS ANTI-DADA ? JUST LOOK AROUND YOU IF YOU LOOK FOR ANTI-DADA ANTI-DADA WILL LOOK FOR YOU SHARE YOUR ANTI-DADA HEREPOSTANTI-DADA "ART" SHALL ALSO BE MADE WELCOME ANTI-DADA…See More
Today I received sad news Poison Label Productions (alias Veneno Stampo on Facebook) died quite suddenly.His wife posted on Facebook:It is with deep sadness that I tell you my husband the light and love of my life passed away suddenly due to an accident on Thursday. His spirit has walked on but i carry him forever in my heart. He was truly my soul mate. He loved life and he loved so many people. I am gathering with the family. We will be planning services and a celebration, since that's what he…See More
Download the basic paper or any variation already in the group. Alter it (digitally, hardcopy, or what you like). Place the new image back in this group. All visuals will be collected and will be added to a video that will be the final result of this project.So go through the group and find a starter for you where you add your version of the Bunny and publish it here again.See More
Some say that Reginald Bray is the founding father of the mail art movement. In 1900 this chap even posted himself. This group aims to test the patience of the postal service. What is the strangest object that you have been sent?What is the most bizarre object that you can send?In the 1980s I once sent my friend a banana in the post.I stuck a stamp on to it,wrote the address in biro & popped it in the postbox.Not only did he receive it but he ate it for his lunch.Has the postal service got…See More
"Yes, Toni... that pc depicts both a skull and my Aunt Drusilla... the family doesn't speak much of her, because she had conversations with buildings, called my uncle "Gertie" (his name was Alphonse), has an eating disorder (live…"
"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…"
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.
My Mail-Adress (snail and/or E-mail)
David Alan Goldberg (DAG)
2916 Marlowe Avenue
Charlotte, North Carolina
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.
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!
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