Four or five years ago I spent hours eyeballing through myQSL’s Flickr stash and posted a few of my favorites. The time has come to revisit, and now you can enjoy these cards from the comfort of your own Tumblr dashboard.
These cards that I linked up yesterday are so great that I really did click through all 415 pages of them. Here are a few of my favorites with really outstanding weirdness, and I marked over 100 more as favorites in the Meathaus favorites pages on Flickr if you want to see more that I consider to be extra special because of their graphic impact, insane cartooning, weird ideas, crude sexuality and/or awesomeness.
There are rare moments in life when you stumble upon a previously-unknown-to-you collection of work that speaks to your personal sensibilities directly with the force of ten thousand tornadoes. This was one of those moments for me this morning as I clicked through page after page of cards of art on Flickr full of cartoon meats, lounging fat men, and sassy nicknames. The hand lettering, limited print colors, and labored cartooning on deteriorating paper stock drove me crazy with delight. For a bit I thought some single mind had created a conceptual framework in which to empty their madness, but then I noticed that there was 400 pages of this stuff. I had to read the profile page to understand what the hell I was looking at. It made sense right away. This stuff was all too personal and specifically different in bizarre ways to ever be made by one person. And all those strange codes had to mean something, of course. It’s best that you go and read it yourself. I don’t have time to re-type it here because I’ve got about 350 more pages to view. The collection on Flickr and on the myQSL website.