Postcards from the Museum


The Zymoglyphic Postal Service (ZyPS) issued a number of postcards in the Age of Wonder and the Modern Age.

The Zymoglyphic Museum was a tenant in this building late in the Age of Wonder when its scientists were just beginning to unearth the secrets of the Mud Age. Some patrons were shocked and called it "creepy".
A card from the Age of Wonder showing a trio of writers trying to capture succinctly their experiences in the Zymoglyphic region's capital city and their feelings for one another and make it all fit into the allotted space.
This Age of Wonder card features an aquarium-style diorama with a mermaid
The Early Modern Age was greatly influenced by Bauhaus design principles. This card is a crude attempt to mimic the iconic Bauhaus style.
This Modern Age card shows Art Deco and Art Nouveau influence, referencing postage stamp design of the early 20th century. Art Deco was itself influenced both by indigenous Aztec design and the aesthetics of the machine age.
Surrealism was an attempt bring forth the imagery of subconscious realms. This postcard is one of a set of spontaneous drawings that capture the internal landscapes of the Zymoglyphic region.
The large-letter motif for postcards became popular in the 1930s and 1940s, with scenes from the visited site visible inside the letters.
Influenced by the counterculture style of the 1960s. In a twist of roles, the museum greets you and wishes you a pleasant trip. The tag line on the reverse side refers to a telegram sent by Lawrence Ferlinghetti to Allen Ginsberg on the occasion of the debut of "Howl": "I greet you at the beginning of a great career". The line is itself a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson's letter to Walt Whitman on the publication of Leaves of Grass.
A post-modern card using a mix of styles, referencing surrealism, the Mud Age, the Age of Wonder, and a cosmic psychdelia