MinXus Mail Bag: Portuguese Cowpokes & Possible Directions by Carina Granlund (Petsmo, Finland)

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Mail-art by Carina Granlund (Petsmo, Finland)

Fave correspondent Carina Granlund had a busy summer, including a trip to Portugal. She perused book markets in search of comics and other ephemera. In an absolutely stuffed mail-art package we received from her recently, she included this altered, pulp cowboy book she found that connects wonderfully with MinXus-Lynxus themes and symbols.

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We are, of course, used to American pulp westerns and comics. Seeing a Portuguese version is fascinating.

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Miss Carina did very little to alter the physical structure of the book. Instead, she inserted numerous drawings and found items for us. These are fascinating, and we are only able to provide excerpts of all the interesting things she included.

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We especially like the ATC-like asemics. Here is a close-up:

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FAB visual-textual work!

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We love the string in the opening scan, but here is a shot with the string removed:

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Miss Carina also included in the massive package some elegant collage from a series entitled “Possible Directions.”

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Classic Carina Granlund! Another:

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The reverse:

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The envelope:

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And the reverse:

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Many thanks, Carina Granlund!

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