Kimagure na Dowa no Hon (a storybook of whimsy)

I appreciate fine art and skilful illustrations, and have immense reverence for the written word and a nicely turned sentence; I like the hot and heavy poetry and the occasional lewd joke– Once in a while, I see a zine so complete, so well-crafted, well-thought of, creative and appealing – in a ‘whole package’ kind of way – a zine so full of love and originality that it simply makes me go WOW! “Kimagure na Dowa no Hon” is such a zine: I love it, love it, love it! ‘This one-shot reflects the notebooks kept by two magpie collectors during a recent trip to Japan,’ we learn on PodPodPost.com. ‘Within you will find sidewalk rubbings, capsule bars, fortunes, crows, and ryoshu: the loneliness one feels when traveling or on a journey.’ The zine features page after page of luggage tags, boarding passes, commentary on airline food, photographs of odd signs and strange packaging (chicken butt, anyone?) It is a whimsical collection of stamp art, travel journal entries, photocopied hotel stationery, reports of overheard conversations, and a surprise, glossy postcard featuring mailboxes. Be sure to check out www.podpodpost.com for more wonderful mail art tidbits – including the duo’s exciting mail art bento box. Pod Post is fantastic! This is what mail art should be. (Andree Lachapelle) (Andree Lachapelle)

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