Quarterly #6: Postcard Vandalism
Greetings from Aotearoa!
This week I went to the post office and mailed the latest Quarterly publication: THE VANDALISED POSTCARD SERIES.
When I started this newsletter over a year ago, I decided to have a paid option for subscribers that want to support the publication. Those that pay also receive a special letter in the mail four times a year. So far there have been five publications of this kind; the budgie magazine, the risoprint travel zine, a hand-painted moss ball book, a wonky linocut print and an Arctic fox propaganda leporello.
I am not sure I will continue this for much longer as national postal services around the world are making it very hard and expensive to post casual letters. But until I figure out what to do instead, I will keep playing around with it.
I’ve been living in New Zealand for the past half a year, a country notoriously far away from everything, so I thought a postcard would be an appropriate medium this time. For a few weeks I’ve been gathering old, weird, sometimes used postcards in op-shops, thinking I could do something fun with them.
But it turned out to be quite the mess! And when you, my dear subscribers, receive them in your letterboxes, they’ll probably be all smudged and hard to read, the already messy paint will be all scratched and mangled.
But I am not a robot – and life is a mess. If there is a lesson, this is it!
Here below are all the postcards I vandalised, along with some context. You'll see them all if you are a member of the paying audience. If you are in the complimentary seats, you will get a generous preview.