In which we humbly accept a Museum of Bad Mail-Art (MOBMA) Award for Bad Romance in the Form of Altered Crumpled Trash by Rebecca Guyver (Suffolk, UK)

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Front cover (canvas) of trashbook by Rebecca Guyver (Suffolk, UK)

During our brief hiatus from the aether in September, Miss Becca was kind enough to present us via snail mail with a Bad Romance Award from the Museum of Bad Mail-Art (MOBMA). The MOBMA is another venture established by Queen of Trash Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA) and has headquarters at IUOMA. We are a little fuzzy on the facts, but we think we recall that Bad Romance was a MOBMA mail-art call or contest. At some point, we recall being vocal about MinXus-Lynxus and the Mink Ranch being synonymous with bad romance. Miss Becca agreed and gave us the award,although we made no submissions, which is the kind of conceptual art we like:

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We are thrill with the award and certain we earned it; however, we are giving it so much space because we believe the accompanying trashbook is a masterpiece. With covers, Miss Becca’s trashbook has a total of 20 pages, and we provide liberal excerpts in this humble blog. The book’s dimension’s are approximately 2 x 3 inches.

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We believe Miss Becca has created some phenomenal effects in this book, including often muted colors and weathered textures using, essentially, pop-art content. Overall, a consistent distortion is achieved.

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And a close-up:

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Rebecca Guyver has invented various “secret sauces” for processing trash and creating Trashpo effects; she has been honored with the TrashPo Litzer Prize for these innovations. “Altered Crumpled Trash” is yet another breakthrough.

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On the right (above) is the inside, canvas back cover. Then the gorgeous back cover:

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And the envelope:

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We are thrilled about the award, especially because it inspired this wonderful trashbook. Deepest thanks, as ever, to Rebecca Guyver.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. DKULT
    Oct 12, 2014 @ 14:03:54

    Rebecca’s prize books are amazing and I am hoping she will figure out how to incorporate her plastic bag textiles into her unique paper.


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