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Swap Coordinator:hollyholly (contact)
Swap categories: Mail Art 
Number of people in swap:10
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:May 21, 2011
Date items must be sent by:June 11, 2011
Number of swap partners:3

I love reading manifestos, especially those by artists and weird early 20th-century political parties. Anyway, for this swap, you will create your own manifesto. For examples, check out this Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_manifesto

You will send each of your three partners your manifesto. The manifesto can take whatever form you like: it could be your radical statement of goals for your idea of utopia, your ten commandments of creativity, your call for more hedonism now, or whatever it is that gets you fired up. It can be highly surreal or utterly practical, or anything in between, but make it bold and interesting.

Present your manifesto on a sheet of paper which should look cool in whichever way you interpret cool to mean. Hand-lettered or typed, richly embellished or starkly minimalist, it's up to you.

Everybody, including newbies, is welcome for this swap, although I will ban anyone who looks dodgy. I will check all profiles, so message me with an explanation if you have an unfair rating or an average of below 4.5 but still want to join.

NB Pictured is a Fluxus manifesto.


nuri148 05/ 6/2011 #

Great idea! I will be able to share the manifesto I wrote a couple of years ago.

TheBigB 05/ 9/2011 #

Sweet, I was waiting on this one... And I just so happened to be struck by a sudden roiling mood and wrote an awesome manifesto during a world geography lecture!

TheBigB 05/10/2011 #

Also, is cursing allowed?

hollyholly 05/10/2011 #

Certainly, if that's how the mood takes you!

eveyinorbit 05/20/2011 #

honestly this swap intimidated me, which actually spurred some sort of frustration ball inside of me to explode. and I wrote a bunch of raw incoherent thoughts, which I am now proud to call a manifesto. AWESOME SWAP.

pengrafyx 05/22/2011 #

Thanks for this opportunity to write a manifesto - I now feel refreshed & invigorated! Obviously I needed this experience. Now to find the perfect way to put it out there for all to see. Ditto on the AWESOME!

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