by Claire Jariss Manlapas . November 5th, 2014
I love post and I’m worried that people don’t get enough ‘fun’ post these days. Especially postcards. So I had an idea. It’s very simple.
Mr. Bingo is a self-proclaimed naughty schoolchild and all he ever wanted to do was art. Even as a kid, all he did was draw and draw that’s why he never got bored. This project is a good time killer on his part, since each postcard from this project is made from scratch using his own witty mind and vulgar drawing hands.
It’s your fault if you’re bored
One drunken night in his studio led to one of the funniest, most offensive art projects the world has seen. He drunk-tweeted that the first person to reply to his tweet would receive a free hand-drawn postcard from him. In a few minutes, he received 50+ replies.
Mr. Bingo draws some random doodle on a postcard, seals it with just enough hate and sends it to you for a certain amount. What an easy way to earn money, don’t you think? People seem to have loved being cursed at and hated for things they obviously aren’t or didn’t do — so much that they’d pay an artist to immortalize it!
Mr. Bingo’s personal favorite
You send me fifty quid (plus postage) and I’ll send you a vintage postcard with a drawing and an offensive message on it (that’s why it’s called ‘hate mail’). So you get an original signed drawing, the postman gets a laugh, and the world get’s a little bit happier.
Mr. Bingo is naturally funny. His intent to make the world a bit happier is very noble, in spite of his manner in fulfilling it. The only downside to this is that you can’t customize your postcard; you just have to wait and be surprised with the message and original drawing that will appear. From time to time, he schedules international shipping for orders outside UK but if you’re itching to see his works, the book version is the next best thing.
Have you ever received harsh messages? Too bad, but hey, maybe Mr. Bingo can use them in his project. :) Share them through the comments below!
J is a confessional media/fictional writer/Multimedia Arts major from Manila. She is fascinated by art and design, brand identity and advertising trends— she doesn’t always enjoy making them, but she’s always up for knowing and writing about them. She likes observing and writing about human behavior, different POVs, design and culture
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