In 1978 Georges Perec, writer and member of Oulipo, published Two Hundred and Forty-three Postcards in Real Colour. The work imagines 243 postcard messages written and sent by holidaymakers.
The postcard message is a familiar everyday form that combines the personal with the generic. Seen as a continuous repetitive list, patterns emerge that suggest a permutational system was at play in the construction of the work.
Aside from names of people and places, Perec used 652 different words in this work. These words appear in alphabetical order on this card.
Digital Indigo Print on Fedrigoni 330gsm Symbol Card
Gloss Laminate to front face
14.8 x 10.5 cm
Edition of 243
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