Mail Art from September 16, 2019:

While out for a morning coffee or at your favorite haunt,  chances are you've come across a free single sheet, double-sided publication known as Coffee News. You know the one - it's on tan paper, and it features a cute and goofy image at top. 

I pick it up every chance I can, and I look forward to reading the fun little tidbits. If I'm with my family, I like to see how well they do at answering the trivia questions.

Cascadia Coffee Clutch, Vol. 1, No. 1, September 2019, by Cascadia Artpost (Olympia WA)

So when I received the latest mail art from Jack at Cascadia Artpost, I was quite amused. You see, Jack has published CASCADIA COFFEE CLUTCH, Olympia Edition - a parody of the ubiquitous restaurant publication.  

A few differences in the layout set Jack's spoofy paper apart from the real publication. Cascadia Coffee Clutch is 8 1/2" x 11" in size, which is smaller than the real paper. It also sports a white border, which is not typical of Coffee News. Beyond that, it looks pretty darn close:

  • loads of advertisements
  • same features, 'Everybody's Talking,' 'Quotable Quotes,' and 'Trivia.'
  • same tan color

Cascadia Coffee Clutch by Cascadia Artpost.

Humorous advertisement with a mention of mail artists.

Grand Opening for the Washington Asemic Center, a faux advertisement.

Great mail art from Jack at Cascadia Artpost! 

Thanks so much!

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Comment by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on January 4, 2020 at 6:49pm

Excellent! I like this little thing.

Comment by Jayne Barket Lyons on September 23, 2019 at 12:57am

Jack, I originally posted this at my blog, MAIL ART BY JAYNE. I just noticed that I missed one of the paragraphs when I cut and pasted the article to this platform. If you take a moment to read this post again, please see the paragraph starting with, "So when I received the latest mail art from Jack..." The post will make more sense now. 

Comment by Jayne Barket Lyons on September 22, 2019 at 6:30pm

Jack, I actually enjoyed it over a cold beer! Haha! Yes, a placemat or a paper airplane, perhaps! Very clever idea on your part. Thanks again!

Comment by Cascadia Artpost on September 22, 2019 at 5:34am

Glad you enjoyed it, hopefully over a cup of coffee, and now you can recycle it as a placemat!


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