bunting and TLP (trashy little pamphlet)

Katerina has sent wonderful bird bunting and here it is decorating my desk where I work make stuff. Thank you - I love it! And only yesterday I favourited your TLP Meeting Notes and today one such pamphlet arrives. Is the greek post awesome or are you psychic? 

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Comment by stripygoose on November 1, 2015 at 9:23pm
Fantastic upcycling!
Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 1, 2015 at 4:01pm

...and hundreds of these too (when in-season?, when on sale :-) :

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 1, 2015 at 4:00pm

The little birdies...were in the upper corner of ad flyers for a supermarket

that are thrown at the bottom of the stairs of my apartment building.

No one picks the ads up...except me ;-)

A great source of mail art omens...also good for:

Comment by stripygoose on October 31, 2015 at 9:48pm

I love 'em Katerina - where did you find those little blue birds? 

Comment by stripygoose on October 31, 2015 at 9:47pm

I remember the punk zines dvs ;-)

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 31, 2015 at 7:30pm

Thanks for the blog, Sue,

...yep, favor-a-TLP, get-a-TLP :-)

I am liking the idea of calling them TLP = Trashy Little Pamphlets!

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 31, 2015 at 7:26pm

Wow...birdies have arrived already????

Now that is faster than any EU mailing so far! 

They all must have been flappin' ....real "air mail"!

Comment by De Villo Sloan on October 31, 2015 at 5:09pm

Right you are, Stripygoose, the zines, pamphlets, chapbooks, etc. etc. have been intertwined with the mail art network at least since the 60s. I have seen assembling zines - like those done by Cheryl Penn - in archives from the 60s.

The zines that were so prominent in the 80s often seem to have evolved out of Punk rock fanzines. They often had a music focus but also ran collage, poetry, fiction, etc. They used mail art received to provide content.  For example, I first saw mail art by CrackerJack Kid in a fanzine.

There has always been some political messaging, but I gather it was more pronounced in the 60s and 70s.

Comment by stripygoose on October 31, 2015 at 4:05pm

DVS (which I think stands for De Villo Sloan) I thank you for your kind and informative response. I'm always learning something new on here. I guess there's a whole history of zines and other self/marginal publications - some are political, some arty, some both?  :-)

Comment by De Villo Sloan on October 31, 2015 at 3:55pm

Oh - and in a recent discussion about TLPs I saw there was some conjecture the term is taken from Frank Zappa's song "Dirty Love," which is entirely possible.

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