folk art

The Definitive Going-Away Flyer

Going-Away Announcements

Retirement and going-away announcements are an underacknowledged folk-art form, characterized by incoherent design elements, maudlin sentiment, clip-art infestation, and nautical metaphors. For example, here is the flyer someone made for my friend Kristen’s imminent departure to Michigan (she is a reader and very occasional commenter on this blog). While a good example of the genre, […]