DKult Triple Header: Diane Keys (Illinois, USA), Borderline Grafix (Texas, USA), Dustin "Ray" Hamby (Texas, USA)

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Mail-art by IUOMA member Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA)

May 16, 2013 - Diane Keys (aka Queen of Trash) sent me this great piece about Trashion, which ranges from constructing clothes from garbage to questioning the fashion industry. This has extended even further to Trashpo tattoos and body art. Trash lashes are another logical extension and provide the occasion for this very clever collage. Here is the reverse side:

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Many thanks for another D-Klassic!

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Mail-art by Borderline Grafix (Austin, Texas, USA)

Borderline Grafix sent this postcard-size piece. He seems to work primarily in collage with cryptically juxtaposed images and liberal use of stamps. Borderline Grafix has an extensive mail-art archive going back decades, and he has shared some interesting historical work. (He actually has pieces from Mike Miskowski’s Bomb Shelter Propaganda outfit.)

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Borderline Grafix has taken an interest in the current practice of Trashpo and DKult. In fact, he has been initiated into the still-congealing DKULTX (DKult Texas). I am very much looking forward to seeing how this exposure will impact the evolution of his work.

Many thanks for the piece! We look forward to more exchanges.


Mail-art by Dustin “Ray” Hamby aka Dustin de Wind (Austin, Texas, USA)

I now present a manifesto by Dustin Hamby, another Texan. He sent me this piece some time ago, and I have just gotten around to documenting it. I am not sure how widely “A DRUNKPO MANIFESTO” was circulated, but I do believe it has some historical significance. Dustin has had considerable success drawing followers to the theory and practice of Drunkpo.


Dustin has taken an active role in DKult and has produced some amazing Trashpo, in addition to working in other genres.


Deepest, belated thanks to Dustin de Wind! I am glad to see him back in actions again!

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Comment by De Villo Sloan on May 18, 2013 at 3:17pm

Coincidence? It's not TOXIS: it's the damned Neoists again.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on May 17, 2013 at 4:19pm

Dkult Chaplin Neil Gordon sent me this found material that, I guess, relates to the blog theme.

Reverse side:

Comment by DKeys on May 17, 2013 at 2:17pm

That's great Carina-and along this same theme I received this piece from Svenja

Comment by Carina on May 17, 2013 at 10:05am

Comment by De Villo Sloan on May 16, 2013 at 11:40pm

Dustin, it's just great to have you back for however long & how much you can do relative to "the real world." I think most of us get that balancing act. So for the occasion I pulled out this vintage Dustin manifesto. Perfection! "We will post no mail-art before its time." Didn't Orson Welles end up doing those wine commercials? "Rosebud!"

DK, thanks for the Trash lashes! 100 lashes would not be too much. Yes, these three pieces, to me, somehow all complement each other, create a cosmic (dynamo) harmonic hum when put in proximity of each other, create a hole greater than the sum of the parts. It is nothing one can explain with reason alone or without a "derangement of the senses"about which the poets so eloquently wrote.

Comment by DKeys on May 16, 2013 at 11:21pm

great blog-a common thread goes through all of them-I just don't know what it is

Comment by DKult Chaplain Dustin de Wind on May 16, 2013 at 10:31pm

Thanks for the post. I have thinking about circulating a new drunkpo letter to all my happy drunksters soon!



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