Founded in 1999 in Olympia, Washington, Buy Olympia offered a way for the founders to support their artist friends in pursuing their passions. The company has since become an international operation, publishing and distributing work by amazing artists of all kinds from their current home base in Portland, Oregon. Today, they focus most directly on amplifying art that inspires wonder, sparks smiles, and encourages self-expression.
This particular postcard features art from the Friendship Magazines series by Sean Tejaratchi, who is known (among other things) for “defiling book covers and other vintage ephemera” in order to make “postcards featuring his improvements.” It is printed on smooth white cardstock of average thickness, with a glossy finish on both sides; the back includes a line of print information down the middle, and an outlined stamp space in the top right.
About the artist: “Creator of Crap Hound, the online LiarTownUSA blog and the Social Justice Kittens series, Sean Tejaratchi has a new series of postcards that were ‘found’ from magazines between 1948 and 1954 … Got a pal who needs a pick-me-up? Then send them this postcard. It’s what a good friend would do.”
Size: 4″ x 6″
Weight: 5 g
Artist: Sean Tejaratchi
Publisher: Buy Olympia
Made in: USA
Postage required: Postcard stamp