Month: August 2018

E31: A Philatelist and a Deltiologist Walk Into a Bar

Which came first, the stamp or the postcard? In this episode, host Frank Roche interviews stamp collector and paper artist, Russ Romano, who creates postcard experiences by creating postcard/stamp intersections.

So much ground is covered in this show. Russ rode a train across the United States and sent postcards to a penpal in Spain. He’s journaled every single day since he was 10. And he has a system to design postcard experiences.

Shows and people we refer to in this episode:

Chloe McHenry (@ParcelTongue) in E11: Mail Art

Kitty in E28: Postcards from the Edge

Lillian Karabaic in E27: Postcards from the Trans-Siberian Railway 

Also, check out Russ’s IGTV feeds. You can find his profile here.

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Music in the episode is Japanese Prog by Rushus and is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (aka Music Sharing) 3.0 International License.

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E30: Postcards to My Brother

Frank Roche is joined by illustrator Jack McKean, whose Instagram site Postcards to My Brother, documents his quotidian activities with drawings on postcards. Jack talks about his inspiration for the project, how he’s kept going daily for more than a year and a half, and where he gets creative energy.

The key question in this episode: How do you define the front and back of a postcard? It’s not an existential question. If you’re an illustrator and draw on the “back,” does that make the back the front?

 

 

E29: Postcards from the Edge (Part 2)

In this episode, I continue my talk with Kitty, the creator and curator of Postcards from the Edge, an Instagram community built on a simple idea: send-receive-connect. And, of course, they do it with postcards. In this episode, we we talk about the possibility of a postcard meetup; visiting Mexico City; and the photographers Jen Dagley, 3Z Moon, and Rachel Nyssen.

Kitty built huge IG communities that feature curated content, including UrbanRomantix and ArkiRomatix. And now she’s doing the same at Postcards from the Edge, along with her collaborators Gitti, Jess, Elaine and Josh, all of whom are terrific photographers and creatives, as well as being super interactive administrators of PftE. (And now, there’s a Postcards from the Edge group on Facebook.)

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Music in the episode is Japanese Prog by Rushus and is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (aka Music Sharing) 3.0 International License.

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E28: Postcards from the Edge (Part 1)

What happens when a person who creates highly engaged artistic communities gets on the phone with a guy who makes podcasts about postcards? I’ll give you a hint — it’s not a short conversation. (We talked for more than three hours.)

In this episode, I talk to Kitty, the creator and curator of Postcards from the Edge, an Instagram community built on a simple idea: send-receive-connect. And, of course, they do it with postcards.

Kitty built huge IG communities that feature curated content, including UrbanRomantix and ArkiRomatix. And now she’s doing the same at Postcards from the Edge, along with her collaborators Gitti, Jess and Josh, all of whom are terrific photographers and creatives, as well as being super interactive administrators of PftE. (And now, there’s a Postcards from the Edge group on Facebook.)

In a disconnected and social media heavy world, we’re all looking for more of a connection. And if you’re into authenticity, this is your show. In addition to the long conversation Kitty and I had about postcards, we also talk about creative enterprises and the splendor of Silver City, New Mexico. Wondering about items and places we talk about? Here are some links:

Power and Light Press

Syzygy Tile

Lantern Press Postcards

And coming up in Part 2, we talk about the possibility of a postcard meetup; visiting Mexico City; and the photographers Jen Dagley, 3Z Moon, and Rachel Nyssen.

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Music in the episode is Japanese Prog by Rushus and is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (aka Music Sharing) 3.0 International License.

Get The Postcardist Podcast for free: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn