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Post’d: Dossier from Sicmon Islands (so to speak)

A dispatch arrived from the master of postcards (as well as epistolary literature, postal culture, stamp design and mixed media goodness) Nick Bantock, noted for the exceptional “Griffin and Sabine“ series as well as many other wonderful books of ephemera, pop-up art, and goodness knows how else to describe his unique creations.

Going to open this carefully and frame the contents as well as the package.

{yes, that is my postal address and you can mail me things and I’ll send you something back usually}.

PS bonus, (lousy photo of) Griffun & Sabine books with Japanese “legend translation” pull-out

Redundant note: Griffin & Sabine, The start of an extraordinary correspondence which stretches out 7 books eventually. They’re all very mixed media. With pull out letters, fully designed custom postcards, different fountain pens/typewriters for each of the characters, designed and printed stamps, both inky and postal. Published by Chronicle Books.

Mementos: Authour Nick Bantock (of Griffin & Sabine etc fame)

Mixed Media Artist + Author Nick Bantock (of Griffin and Sabine etc fame) and Dave (me)

Not too many mixed media masters creating ephemera-laden epistolary literature weaving intriguing mysterious relationships, international intrigue, and postcards.

That gets a smile out of this lad – still with a heavy heart. I took my mom’s copy of his book “Griffin and Sabine” and he provided a most wonderful signature with stamps of various kinds.

Such healing and respect. More to share about encounters with this gent.