OldBadger(or Nick) is a member from United States of America . He has been a member for over 1 year (650 days).
Hi, I'm Nick. I live in Wisconsin, a state in the United States. I went to the University of Wisconsin in Madison where I was on the rowing team. My user name, OldBadger, is because I graduated some time ago from the university, the "Old", and "Badger" because that is the nickname/mascot for Univ. of Wisconsin athletic teams. People from the U.S. would probably figure that out but I don't think that that would be apparent to people outside of the U.S.
I make my living as a graphic designer. I am a distance runner and a serious reader of contemporary fiction. My other interests include gardening and art. Some of my favorite authors are: John Williams (American), Rick Bass (Am.), Tom Franklin (Am.), Michael Ondaatje (Canadian), Alistair MacLeod (Canadian), Penelope Lively (British), Anita Brookner (Br.), and Jens Christian Grøndahl (Danish). In addition to road running my favorite sports are track and field, cross country (running), rowing, and lacrosse. My interests in art are wide ranging. I like the Art Deco, Art Nouveau, and Art and Crafts/Mission movements as well as a variety of representational and abstract artist. That means artists from John Singer Sargent, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and Whistler to members of the Eight (Ashcan School) to Richard Diebenkorn, Helen Frankenthaler, and Mark Rothko.
I would enjoy receiving postcards that have images of:
Art (images from your local museum[s] are nice)
Track and Field
Colleges and universities
Advertising from countries other than the United States
Coca-Cola advertising, especially foreign
Cool graphic designs or
Things that you think I would enjoy.
Also, look at my "favorites" which are a good indication of things I like.
Update on desired cards: I really like Richard Diebenkorn's "Ocean Park" series of paintings. Maureen, from Washington, D.C., sent me my first card. Now I'm going to try to collect as much of the series as possible. (Many of the paintings are privately owned so it's unlikely that postcards exist of those paintings.) If you have a Diebenkorn that you are willing to part with please sent it to me. The series is numbered so it will be eay to keep track of which cards I have.
So far, I have Ocean Park: #83
I would like it if you would put a short message on your card. Maybe tell me about a favorite book or something you read recently; a sport you like or participate in; your hometown/country, about yourself, or why you picked that particular card.
I always register cards the day I receive them. Sometimes it takes a few days to upload a scan. I look forward to hearing from you.
One last thing, please write the date you send the card on it. Postmarks are often unreadable. Thank you.