Mail Art Postcard No. 4560…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s random dictionary words are: moggan, sestina, trilemma, muraena, forfex and tonant. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor will be conducting the lesson via mobile telephone, in Latin, from the top of the Eiffel Tower.

I wonder where they all are? Obviously a lot of them will have been destroyed one way or another, but I expect some of them will have been kept, well, I hope so…
What am I talking about?
Oh, these postcards of mine of course; I was just looking at and thinking about the number on this one. That’s a lot of cards isn’t it? Of course the only ones I still have are those that haven’t yet been posted off to someone. Just think of them all, out there… in the world – stuck on fridges with cute magnets; lost down the backs of sofas; in drawers full of old utility bills, takeaway pizza leaflets and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs uncompleted income tax forms; or even nicely framed and displayed on a living room wall…

Anyway, here is number 4560. A very simple collage on bright card using clippings from that awful British TV listings magazine What’s On TV.
These two people are obviously British TV actors, I do recognise the chap, but I can never remember his name, he seems to be on TV a lot. I expect both of them are quite famous here in the UK.
I think I have chosen this clipping of text in the way that Rene Magritte chose the titles for his paintings; it was usually a phrase which had a tenuous connection, or no connection at all to the subject of the work; the act of combining the image and the words makes a brand new, unique and memorable thing: for example: Not To Be Reproduced, The Red Model, The Pleasure Principle etc.
‘Crease-resist’ – actually one can’t help but try to connect it to the image anyway – are we talking about a frosty and guarded personal relationship that exists between these two characters? Gosh, you can almost make the combination work… well, with a bit of imagination you can… these two do look rather troubled, don’t they?…

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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4 Responses to Mail Art Postcard No. 4560…

  1. Jheron Bash says:

    Funnily enough, his name’s in the tags at the bottom of your page. Who puts them there then?

  2. Dana Doran says:

    Crease-resist…..I like it. Although, it does remind me of polyester leisure suits….an era we’d all like to forget…

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