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« on: December 08, 2010 08:54:59 PM »

(In preface, I find mustaches rather silly. But if they give the fellows a sense of pride and self-esteem, then more power to ‘em. And for those who don't know me, yes, I'm being facetious with all the sexism in these cards.)

I was looking through a website of public domain clip art someone scanned out of Dover Publications books, and started noticing how many 19th-century mustachioed men there were—and invariably, they were being adored by women (go see for yourself). It was uncanny how many of these old illustrations seemed to be mustache advertisements, and various captions immediately came to mind when seeing them.

I thought about how, over time and across the world, countless special interest groups, industry associations, government entities, etc. have launched propaganda campaigns to influence public opinion and further their causes. And it dawned on me that though there are many organized groups of mustache wearers and mustache fanciers in the world, they have not formed a united front from which they could more powerfully promote the mustache. To the best of my knowledge they have no propaganda to distribute, possibly because they think the mustache speaks for itself and doesn’t need a media campaign. That is where I come in.

Mustache-appreciating ladies and gentlemen, I present
The International Federation for Mustache Advancement!
A distinguished brotherhood of mustache supporters who lobby on behalf of the mustache and promote the mustache image and lifestyle through art and media outlets. It is my gift to the world.  Cheesy
The mustache propaganda campaign begins here, on Craftster, in 2.5x3.5 inch format. Next, covering billboards across the continents! Here is the initial installment, with more still to come:





"Down Mexico way, they call me 'El Bigoton' - The Wearer of the Mustache. I wear it proudly (the name, too)."



A note on these ATCs: I don’t like to have much digitally-created content in my ATCs, so I did the writing by hand even though a typeface would look much classier, like an advertisement. I will likely do another set that’s entirely digital so they’ll look better reproduced, and I’ll post them when I get them done!

Each one involves tissue paper and pens/markers; most also used beeswax and paint.

And now, a few more! These used melted crayon pigment for the backgrounds
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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2010 09:18:43 PM »

Oh my gosh it's perfect! I giggled out loud quite a few times!!!

My favorites; "irresistibly sexy", "onion and liquor", "society ladies go wild" and "freaky freaky dance"

I'm going to share this on facebook!
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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2010 09:22:40 PM »

very very funny - and would make a great gift for any man who does indulge in a tache.
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2010 10:47:24 PM »

Hilarious!  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2010 01:18:16 AM »

These crack me up. I love the old ads. Nice job!
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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2010 03:14:12 AM »

Too cute, calluna!  Your sense of humor rocks and your ATC's have made an otherwise mundane Thursday morning more enjoyable!
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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2010 05:44:00 AM »

These are awesome Calluna!!  Long live the International Federation for Mustache Advancement!  Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2010 06:04:45 AM »

This is hysterical!  The captions are perfect!  And, sadly, it is too true!  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2010 06:08:15 AM »

These ATCs are awesome and hilarious!  I'll have to share them with my colleagues Smiley 
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« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2010 07:28:16 AM »

I just love these, so funny! The old pictures and your captions are just perfect together.
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