Mailart and correspondence art call:

The idea is to create a fictional city of the distant future known as the Metropolis of Destructon through original mail art and correspondence art. Techniques can be illustration, collage, graphic design, artistamp, sequential art, xerox-art, printmaking, poetry or pros. The subject matter is open but should add some element to expanding this fictional city. All submissions are through the mail and should be scanable for presentation on

All submissions will receive a return correspondence from:
Mr. Sparrow, Postmaster General M.o.D.

Deadline for submissions: June 1st, 2009


All works:
Creative Commons Attribution No Derivatives License.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Post to David Berube

David's mail art call, Bugs, was so pertinent to the current state of affairs within the Metropolis of Destructon that I felt compelled to respond. Within this mecca of commercial & industrial production nothing much has survived from the region's original habitats. There is no avian or aquatic species, no non-domesticated animals or botanicals and no geographically specific culture. Two things thrive in Destructon; human capital and insect infestation. With the constant influx of cheap labour to keep the factories chugging out their product comes with them infestations of crawlers. Insects dwell in the ring of human detritus and there is more than enough of that here, in fact it's hard to separate one from the other. A sort of 'chicken and the egg' phenomena is at work.
-Mr. Sparrow

Metropolis of Destructon topographic, 2008
ink w/ rubber stamp on card
6 1/2" x 4 1/2"

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Post to: Roxanne, Louisville KY, USA

Metropolis of Destructon freight yards, 2008
india ink and rubber stamp

Depicted here are the most westerly docks of Destructon's freight yards. In the second panel you can see the Epipharm Hydroponic Dome, the only place in all of the Metropolis where any vegetation can be found. Epipharm™ is one of the largest pharmaceutical manufactures and producers of human food supplements. All food is controlled by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) under the 'Beneficial to Human Health Act' and requires a prescription from a certified family nutritionist to obtain. Only the supper rich can afford real hydroponic fruits and vegetables, the rest live on "nutritionally balanced for life" civilian ration packets (CRPs).
- Mr. Sparrow, Postmaster General M.o.D.


Roxanne, Louisville KY, USA

These pensive and poetic quandaries bring to mind the intellectual absenteeism that can inflict the residence of a big city, allowing their culture, society and lifestyle to crumble into a distopian doldrum.

Roxanne Clark
Front 1/3: Collage 2008

Reverse 1/3

Roxanne Clark
Front 2/3: Collage 2008

Reverse 2/3

Roxanne Clark
Front 3/3: Collage 2008

Reverse 3/3

Monday, June 9, 2008

Dewi, Toronto Canada

An artist and denizen of Hog Town, Dewi sent in this reminder that "despite all our technology and awareness it is hard to conquer addiction, homelessness and illness."

Dewi, Toronto
"Homeless man, Rue St. Cathrine" 2008
pen, pencil and watercolour

, like all major industrialized cities has it's history of homelessness and impoverished. Living entangled amongst the waste management corridors in shanty towns of cardboard, scavenged metal and dated refuge are the people that can no longer function within the system of the higher levels. Deposited and hidden away out of shame. Nothing here has lustre and nothing here has any value, this is where things are tossed to rot. Nothing thrives here it only continues because the sewage from above feeds it perpetually...
- Mr.Sparrow, Post Master General M.o.D.

Post to : Dewi 2008
india ink, watercoulour and rubber stamp