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Woodblock Print

SM0191 ID SM0191 (photo)
Arrived 6.9.07 PM, USPS Priority Mail
From Andrew (Andrea?) Nestor, San Antonio, TX
Description 16x13 one-color woodblock print
More info None
Swapped for TBD
Status at CP

When you're staring at a computer all day, you forget that there are people out there that don't stare at computers all day. Luckily for them, there's a primitive and expressive form of communication called printmaking We're not sure how these people learned about the Swap Meat, but we're guessing there must be some sort of paper-based distribution of information going on, something like a website, but letterpressed, or something like that. Anyway, we've had a handful of entries from folks that provided us with nothing but a mailing address, and that's cool, we're still able to swap their stuff. But if they write a bit sloppily, we have no way of knowing if their name is Andrew or Andrea, or if that dot over the "n" is actually part of the name, or just a speckle in the rustic vellum on which the note is written. Woodblock printing dates back thousands of years - even before there were computers! - and Aindreaw's beautiful illustration and printmaking style evokes both medieval European and Asian techniques, though (s)he describes it as "Western Style," which has something to do with the perspective, if we remember our printmaking history from college. We're pretty sure it's a drawing of a dude buying human meat from a jester, which is something you don't see everyday. We'll write a letter to Aindreaw and see if we can get a more legitimate historical perspective.

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