Zoe Tissandier

21 articles written by Zoe Tissandier

This work is a result of my residency at the Bristol Record Office working with the Vaughan postcard collection. The Vaughan collection contains over 9,000 postcards of Bristol and surrounding areas, the majority of which date from early 20th Century. …

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I met Nick Hand at The Letterpress Collective today. This is a great print studio that teaches both type composition and printing skills and also engages with artists, writers and community projects in Bristol. We discussed printing the reverse side …

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I met Andy King (senior curator at M Shed) today. We spoke about the presses in the collection, different printing techniques used during the early 20th Century and the practicalities of producing the postcards for my work. Andy explained that …

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I recently had a conversation with Angela Piccini (Co-Investigator on the Know Your Bristol on the Move project) regarding the residency. She mentioned that M Shed have various printing presses in their collection and that perviously when M Shed was Bristol Industrial …

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As a result of my residency working with the Vaughan collection I would like to print a series of postcards. The image side will be scanned reproductions of the message side of a selection of postcards from the collection. The …

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The section in my last post about the marks that are contained on the reverse of the card visually reflecting the journey the postcard has taken in terms of its ownership, made me think of other types of journeys the postcards …

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In thinking about the reverse side of the postcard, it occurred to me that in addition to the message, there are many other elements and ‘marks’ that have left their trace on the cards in the Vaughan collection. For example, …

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In a section called The Messages in Tom Phillips’ book The Postcard Century: 2000 Cards and Their Messages, he states that the postcard was the phone call of the early part of the twentieth century and the main mode of communication. With up …

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I looked at quite a disparate selection of the Vaughan collection today at another visit to the Bristol Record Office search room. This included categories; Brass bands, Cinemas, Public houses, Unidentified individuals and Unidentified organisations and locations. Here is some …

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