Artists Postcards Book 1 – An Encyclopedia of Everything.

Artists Postcards

Book 1

Book 1 Artists Postcards Cheryl Penn An Encyclopedia of Everything

This idea for this book is old! I have just not got round to making it. Last year TICTAC (on request) sent a variety of artists postcards which form the samples for this book, with Book 2 containing various examples received as Mail Art. From my reading, Austria was the first country to publish the postcard, although it was not their invention. A few years prior, German postal official Dr Heinrich von Stephan submitted a proposition for such an item – it was hotly debated and did not appear until July 1870, a year after Austria. Within two years, the postcard had quickly spread across Europe with the USA issuing postcards in 1873. (information available online – The History of Postcards, Smithsonian Digital Library. Available at: http://blog.library.si.edu/2009/09/the-history-of-postcards/#.Udt4l This book also details certain kinds of artists postcards I have received through the medium of Mail Art.

Book 1 Artists Postcards Cheryl Penn An Encyclopedia of Everything 1

Book 1 Artists Postcards Cheryl Penn An Encyclopedia of Everything 2

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