From: Gimp Lexington <>
Sent: Tuesday, October 2, 2007 6:52:57 PM
Subject: BA

This is Gimp. You are going down, down to China Town.
You and your hipster poetry washed out bullshit are going down.
The Gimp wheat paste era has begun, and you suck.

Hugs and kisses,

From: Beautiful Angle <>
To: Gimp Lexington <>
Sent: Wednesday, October 3, 2007 9:45:53 AM
Subject: Re: BA

Bring it on, girlfriend. By the way, wheatpaste is one
word, not two.

From: Gimp Lexington <>
To: Beautiful Angle <>
Sent: Wednesday, October 3, 2007 4:49:30 PM
Subject: Re: BA

Well, according to, NO! YOU'RE WRONG. It's two, look it up yourself old man.

From: allie gibson <>
Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2007 8:23:30 PM

Hi there,
I'm allie and I'm one of those tacoma kids.  The kind you see lurking
around king's books and stadium video, wearing big sunglasses and
making inappropriate amounts of noise on city buses.  But that really
isn't the point, the other day I picked one of those city art's
magazine and read the article about you guys.  You are amazing, you
are doing what every person in every city should do.  See, I have been
stuck in a really specific region of tacoma, the proctor/huge houses
on yakima area and i realized that i want to see everything else.  And
that's what you do, you see all of it and know it's beautiful and that
exactly what i want to do.  So i that leads me to my questions.  How
did you start doing this?  And can i help?

Allie D.

From: Beautiful Angle
Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2007 10:39 PM
To: allie gibson
Subject: Re:

Hi Allie -
How did we start doing this? You know, there was nothing to it. We knew of other people who did it in other cities (, for one) and we wanted to do it here, in Tacoma. So we just kind of started. We started doing it using nothing but Kinkos. You could do that. We've met other folks who also do this kind of thing around Tacoma, altho much quieter than us and without a website. How did they start? They just started. So if you want to start, I say start. Just start. Grab some friends and start.
How can you help? The best thing you could do, to be blunt, would be to do your own thing. That's where the real fun is, I think.  But you're more than welcome to come watch us and hang out. Bring a friend or a parent or something and come by. You'll have to be patient, as we're lousy schedulers and pretty inconsistent communicators, but if you're persistent and patient, we can hook up.

From: "Strom-Avila, Naomi" <>
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 1:46:02 PM
Subject: AMOCAT Arts Award

Hi Lance and Tom,
Congratulations to both of you/Beautiful Angle! The Tacoma Arts Commission voted on Monday night to award you the 2007 AMOCAT Community Outreach by an Artist award! As you may be aware, the Arts Commission gives out three awards each year for involvement in and commitment to the arts in Tacoma (one for artists, one for organizations, and one for patrons). You two were nominated for this award back in May and, at their September meeting, the Commission voted on all nominations and you were the winners. The Arts Commission wants to recognize your work in helping to spread accessible art (literary and visual) throughout all areas of Tacoma through the Beautiful Angle wheatpaste posters.  

From: Elizabeth Wilson <>
Sent: Friday, August 31, 2007 3:35:12 PM
Subject: blogging

Beautiful Angle,
I love your work and wanted to share it so I posted some of your 
works and your link on my blog under "Anglers of Men?". Hope that's ok.
check it out and let me know but hopefully it will generate some 
interest for you and please, please, keep up the lovely work!

From: "" <>
Sent: Friday, July 27, 2007 2:29:18 PM
Subject: use of an image

My name is Karen Winterburn and I am creating a brochure for a Chicago based ministry, Ignatian Spirituality Project, that offers retreats and spiritual direction to homeless people. We would like to use the image, "Hole" in our brochure. Please let me know how I can contact the artist to get permission to use it. Thank you.
Karen Winterburn

From: Tamye Riggs <>
Sent: Saturday, June 9, 2007 2:29:28 AM
Subject: Invitation to exhibit during TypeCon2007

Greetings. I just came across the Beautiful Angle website. It's a
great project!
I'm the director of The Society of Typographic Aficionados, a
non-profit organization dedicated to type design, and typography, and
related arts including letterpress and screen printing, graphic
design, and hand lettering.
We present a conference in a different host city each year. This
year's event, TypeCon2007, will be held in Seattle, August 1-5. Would
you be interested in showing posters at our conference? We present a
variety of exhibitions during each TypeCon, and I'm always looking
for interesting work from the region to showcase.
If you are interested, let's talk. I think selections from your
project would make a wonderful addition to our exhibits and to the
conference as a whole. It would be a great chance to get Tacoma
represented during the event as well. Visit
for more info about TypeCon.
You can reach me at 510-748-0784, or let me know your phone number
and a good time to call you.

All the best, Tamye

From: Chris Clark <>
Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2007 2:41:17 PM
Subject: Awesome

Hey, just dropped in and saw your stuff at SVC. I was thrilled! I’ve owned and operated my own letterpress shop for about 5 years but I have never even approached the level of creativity y’all are pumpin’. If you ever want to collaborate, hit me up. I have about thirty full faces of antique wood type and a big Vandercook SP20. Would love to share...
Visit our still-incomplete site at
Contact me through this email address, though, not the Henceforth Press one.

Chris Clark Interactive Art Director

From: Jennifer Jacobs <>
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2007 4:11:16 PM
Subject: Hello!

Hey Beautiful Angle!
Just wanted to say I think what you guys do is SO. AWESOME. I was lucky enough to score a Gospel According to Tacoma poster this weekend. (on a post near Opera Alley, after enjoying breakfast at PSP)
I purchased a copy of Blender from your site today, also. Your art will be featured prominently in my Hilltop home!
I would love to help out in any way I can. Please let me know if you need any extra hands for your projects or nighttime shenanigans.

Keep up the good work,
Jenny Jacobs

From: "" <>
Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2007 7:49:23 AM
Subject: Exhibit Opportunity

Would your group be interested in exhibiting at the University Unitarian
Church in Seattle? We have monthly exhibits and feature artists in
the community.
We have two spaces-- the Gilmartin Gallery is smaller and the main
chapel can accomodate larger pieces.
I came across your website while looking at the SVC site. I teach
graphic design at Shoreline Community College.

Hope to hear from you. . .
Elizabeth Halfacre

From: Jill Frey <>
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 1:55:58 PM
Subject: gratitude

If someone were to ask me my top five favorite things i love about Tacoma, i'd hem and haw and squirm about #s 2 through 5 but #1?  Hands down, it would be Beautiful Angle.  Everything about your monthly guerrilla art project draws me in...the process, the originality, the beauty, the poetry, the endless source of inspiration and grace your posters provide.  Seems i am met by your creations, always on exactly the right day in exactly the right moment.  And the message?  Also on target...every time.  Thank you for your work and for your continued efforts.  You create...we receive.  And i am grateful.
I have one of my favorites, in triplicate no less (because three always feels like the first real number), hanging from my bedroom wall.  Reading May 04, "Claire" every day fills me up every time, and i'll keep reading it until the message no longer has meaning. 
I had the good fortune of meeting you at Kings Books at this year's Wayzgoose, and enjoyed printing out my own April's poster.  It's beautiful, and with text regarding ashes, very timely as my mother passed away in January and my brothers and sisters will be releasing her ashes into the waters off her favorite beach on Lopez Island next month.
A simple but heartfelt thank you for stirring my spirit each month.

jill Frey
Administrative Assistant
Pierce County AIDS Foundation

From: Jenn Chushcoff <>
Sent: Thursday, April 5, 2007 9:21:54 AM
Subject: artwork

I just received the posters I ordered and they are beautiful. I ordered three more. I'm out of control.Thank you for your awesome images and your wry sense of humor. There's a lot of fun to be had looking at your art.
If you have a mailing list, please place me on it.
Do you have suggestions for displaying your prints, such as to keep out of direct sunlight? I'd like them to last as long as possible. (The color in "Dia" is gorgeous. I ordered another one today to give as a gift to a friend.)

Tacoma transplant,

"The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful." e.e. cummings

From: "Sister Dorothy Robinson, OSB at St. Placid Priory" <>
Sent: Sunday, March 25, 2007 1:48:47 PM
Subject: yes you are

I moved away from Tacoma in 1994...........dang!  Never knew about your posters til I saw the article in the News Trib today.  I loved Tacoma and missed it so much those first few years.  What delight to see this ongoing project by others who love that place too!  I may have to visit more often just to see what's new on the walls and lampposts...

Here's to you!
Sr. Dorothy

Sent: Sunday, March 25, 2007 1:09:02 PM
Subject: Congrats

Congratulations, Lance/Tom
Great work. Good Tribune article.
I've always said "you have to be noticed before you can be seen".
I believe your strong graphics/art direction prove that.
(I remember seeing "save me")
The posters pass the 50ft-15ft-5ft test.
At 5ft the words provoke.
I saw your work at the Main Library Gallery, I think a few years ago,
And was very impressed. Meant to comment then but.........yadayada.

Great work. Tacoma needs it.
Would like to meet---if you have time, maybe have a cup of coffee.

From: Joy Caddock <>
To: Tom Llewellyn <>
Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2007 11:08:42 AM
Subject: Re: gushing and asking.

Just wanted to let you know that your beautiful angle donation created a certain amount of scurryscuttle around them. My dad built frames in a narrow black and they were mounted on ivory watercolor paper behind glass.  Each one went for the maximum guaranteed bid which was triple it's value plus teh value of the frame. It was a great crowd for them and I think many people may have been directed to your site because of them.  Thank You!  Our auction was a success, we missed you and your wife.  Next year we are shooting for a more humble event (more L'Arche -style) so the tickets with hopefully not be as steep in price.  We'd love to see you and your family.

Blessings to you,

From: Rosemary Ponnekanti <>
Sent: Monday, February 12, 2007 12:09:33 PM
Subject: News Tribune story

Hi guys,
I'm the arts reporter at the News Tribune, and we'd
love to do a story on you, inconjunction with a story
I'm writing on the King's Books Wayzgoose in March.
Are you in that?
Please let me know if you'd be willing to meet up and
chat. Home phone is best - 761-8324 or cell 722-6860

From: Jennifer Jacobs <>
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2006 4:04:03 PM
Subject: Your kickass art

I'm sitting at the Black Water right now, loving your Tacoma themed art. I went to your website, but I didn't see the one called, I think, Lord Hear Our Prayer, about speaking the names of your neighbors with love still wet on your lips. How lovely. I am interested in purchasing a copy if it is available.

Thank you,

From: Tyler Pratt <>
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2006 6:10:00 PM
Subject: North End, South End, Ruston, Vita-mix, love our neighbors

Hello. My name is Tyler Pratt. I am an alumni of SOTA and I recently
saw a poster of yours in the Blackwater Cafe. I absolutely fell in love
with it and was wondering how I could obtain one. The one in which I am
talking about has green letters. The North End, Ruston, love for our
neighbors are all stated on this poster. Any help would be greatly
appreciated. Thank you and keep putting out amazing stuff.

Tyler Pratt

From: Travis Thomas <>
Sent: Sunday, November 19, 2006 1:50:16 AM
Subject: Tacoma

I lived in Tacoma for 4 years (I went to UPS, I'm sorry) and
eventually moved away. I visit every 2 weeks to visit folks and to
visit MSM or the sweet Cheesesteak shop on Hilltop. I love what you
all do, and have many posters Ive ripped from the posts (sorry) and
one that Ive bought straight from you.
Im writing to see if you have any extras from a recent work you did.
The text is something like, "The special thing about tacoma is that is
not special." Its something along those lines, though not those lines,
not even close. But Im sure that you can figure out the real poster.
Do you have this for sale? I'd kill for a copy.
Thank you for doing what you do. Its a fucking joy coming home (tacoma
is my real home) and seeing your stuff on the posts. Makes me so, so
proud of my city.

Travis Thomas

From: Garrison Gunter <>
Sent: Saturday, October 14, 2006 5:39:22 PM
Subject: Interest in posters for art lesson

Dear Anglers,
I’m working up a unit/lesson plan dedicated to street art and the 1st amendment for my Masters in Art Education.  I found you through the wikipedia while searching for examples of specific forms, i.e. Wheatpaste, stencil, stickering, et al.  I grew up in the flourishing beginning of skateboard culture and have always been fond of street arts.  I would like to build a collection of artworks that can be used as a foundation for my interests in this art genre.  I’d love to have many of your posters but grad school always presents the financial burden of macaroniandcheesism.  Of the collection, my fav’s so far are:
DOUBLE BRIDGE (for continuity)
RISK LOVE (I can’t afford it but I love it)
SHHHH (great example of what could be done for our local empty bowls fundraiser)

OK, so I’d love to get a hold of a few posters- do you think you could let a few go for some dough and a good cause?  Would you like a copy of the lessons that relate to wheatpasting?  Maybe an artistic/academic trade could work?
Also please check out some of my photography at or at my site which is due for a refresh in the next month or so

Thanks and Aloha,
Garrison Gunter
Art Education Masters candidate
photographer and designer

From: Erica Johnson <>
Sent: Friday, October 6, 2006 11:08:32 AM
Subject: hi

i have been taking your posters off of the same telephone pole for the last 2 years and hanging them in my room. they are amazing.


To: "" <>
Sent: Wednesday, October 4, 2006 4:47:59 PM
Subject: I love Tacoma

I love Tacoma because it has no pretentions. I love that it has a rich history in restaurants, movie theaters, celebrity-dom. It's a unique place.

To: ""
Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2006 10:58:52 AM
Subject: Everywhere I traveled

Every where I've traveled in the world, I always meet someone from Tacoma, I think that means the people here have something that others do not; lethargy, inspiration, and acrimony perhaps? Oh yeah, and I miss the smell when it's gone.

From: Lorelei Juntunen <>
Sent: Monday, August 21, 2006 8:47:36 AM
Subject: poster request

Hi there. You guys do really beautiful work.
I'm an urban planner in Portland, but lived in Tacoma about 10 or 15 years ago when downtown was not quite what it is today. I've been watching the change with great personal and professional interest, and your poster is an incredible artistic representation not just for Tacoma, but for cities everywhere.

From: Simone Placentia <>
To: Tom Llewellyn <>
Sent: Friday, August 11, 2006 12:51:56 PM
Subject: Re: Reply from beautiful angle

I saw one of your posters on the UPS campus and was intrigued, so I visited your sight.  I love what you've done and think that your posters are incredibly creative and original.  I hope to see more of the posters around.

To: "" <>
Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2006 12:40:18 PM
Subject: I want to live there

I want to live here more than anything.  I attend a school in tacoma although I live in Gig Harbor.  I love the people in tacoma and the way it feels to me.  It feels like home

Sent: Wednesday, August 2, 2006 7:17:44 PM
Subject: Tacoma rules.

It totally sucks to anyone driving by on the freeway. Zero freeway  ppeal makes the whole place the best kept secret. Big enough to feel like a city yet small enough that you still have to talk to poeple you don't like from high school.

Subject: I love paste.
Date: Mon, 1 May 2006
From: "Ryan Meline"  
Hey guys,
Just wanted to say "thanks" for the beautiful experience of collaborating with you guys on the last poster project.

- Mystery meat tacos
- Smell of letterpress ink
- Shooting the breeze with the fellas
- New ideas, old art forms
- Running to and fro with wheat paste-y hands and a nearly guilty conscience that I was doing something against the rules.

Thanks guys.

Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2006 
From:  "laura moore"
Subject: Westward Ho! To the Holy City!
Hello Beautiful Angle,

I love your site!  But, sadly, I can not answer your questions.  I grew up in Tacoma (Manitou area) and am returning via wagon train from Chattanooga, Tn., with my husband and dog.  We have been in Tn. for 18 months.  Despite the shared first letter, there is no similarity between anywhere in Tennessee and Tacoma.
My husband is a poet/singer/songwriter and I am an artist.  We lived in Seattle for awhile before the Tennessee thing, but are looking forward to getting acquainted with all things Tacoma.  We are both so happy to know that Tacoma is a Holy City!!!!  ("Biblical Erotica" is one description of my husband's songs.
Do you have a studio space?  Love your posters.  May you be blessed with an abundance of all good things.

Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2006
From: "Siervo Katsumi"  
To: "Tom Llewellyn" <>
Subject: Re: Reply from beautiful angle
Unfortunately, i am not a real person.

i am a street artist's persona; i currently live in new jersey and i have never lived in tacoma, but i wanted to get your attention.  with the advent of the internet there are no longer cities, states, countries, or people; everything is the same because everything is information.  art is information's worst nightmare; it is beautiful; refuses the encodings of zeros and ones, it is timeless, valueless, and the most important thing in the world.  i move alot; this summer i'll be in boulder colorado, after that i'm moving to italy for most of next year; then spending some more time in jersey then in new york.  my body goes to these places but i am everywhere; everyone is everywhere now.  the internet is the universe's largest city, and it can be vandalized as well.  this is what i'm seeking to do.


Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2006
From:  "Elysia Smith" <> 
Subject: Not like you don't have enough to do in Tacoma..
... but thought someone under the mastermind of Beautiful Angle may be interested in this proposal.
I've been working with a few other local Tacoma girls on starting a roller derby league. Right now, actually as of today, we're official. Today is our first practice and we've secured a practice space and a few local businesses as sponsors. Anyway in the future (not tomorrow), I was wondering if someone would be interested in doing a poster for one of our upcoming events.
Nothing has been scheduled yet, but soon.
I'll keep you posted if you're interested.

Dockyard Derby Dames

From: "Barbara" 
Subject: joy
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2006
What joy to see your work for the first time at King's on Sunday. I left knowing that I wanted to live with that dog and his fleas and his text starting to creep under my skin.
I've drowned my sorrows at PayPal in "Gasoline".
Every sentence that comes to mind to gush about your work just sounds stupid. I'll leave it at joy. Keep your hands on the wheel of Tacoma.
And let me know if there are any dogs lurking in forgotten corners.
Thank you,   Barb Schoos

Date: Sat, 4 Mar 2006
From: "OFS Gallery" 
Subject: show in Olympia?
Lance and Tom,
We've just taken on curating the small gallery space at Olympia's
Capitol Theater, and are interested in showing your posters. I'm not
sure if you show in formal exhibition spaces, but I think the theater
would be a good fit for your work. Really.
We'd love to hear from you. If you end up deciding that the theater's
not the right venue for your work, I hope you'll help us to get the
word out that we're looking for interesting work by South Sound
artists. Thank you.

Janae and Patricia
Mezzanine Gallery/Capitol Theater

From: "Edward W. Nolan" 
Subject: Posters
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006
I just found your great poster of the bulldog. It had fallen on the ground from the North Slope kiosk. I'm preserving it for our collections at the Washington State Historical Society. Would you be willing to make a single copy of your poster for preservation in our ephemera collection? We certainly would take care of them.

Ed Nolan,
Head of Special Collections

Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2005
From: "Larry" 
Subject: Sacred Soil
I feel it teeming beneath the surface;
A desire for a return...
A return to glory long since past.

A past I do not know;
but I want to help bring again.
Do you hear me, City of Destiny?

O Tacoma,
You are sacred soil;
and will rise to glory.

I love this hollowed ground we call Tacoma.
How can I help beautiful angle?

From: "David Volonte"  
Subject: shirts
Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2005
Where can I buy the Bono for President shirts??


From: "sarah mangum"  
Subject: i want to be cool
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 
hey nerds, i have just recently started to steel your art work. however, my addiction has grown; i need more. i need to feel alive, and i only feel the surge of blood through the intricate cheese cloth of my body when i'm next to a tacoma-centric poster. feed me.

can i play, too? my mom says it's ok. i want to be as cool as you guys, so can i help?
sarah mangum

Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2005
From:  "shellie piper" 
Subject: flower
i agree the flower is beautiful and the poster is writ
love reflecting mongol reign contemporary american
rule today. my basic point is that a solar eclipse
will reveal the current t-dome design is sacred prism
of atmosphere and sphere. so i am hoping there wont a
flower appear until after such an event is local.

oh, go ahead and write back.

From: "FUMC Tacoma"
Subject: First Center Building
Date: Sun, 9 Oct 2005
Hi My name my is Brenda Lopez.  I am the facilities Mngr. for First Center and First United Methodist Church.  I would like to know more about you org. as you have been putting your posters on the outside of our buildings.  Please respond ASAP.  I have taken down the posters and at this time you do not have permission to put any more up.  You can reach me at 253-431-6700  or 253-627-0129  Thank you and God be with and your ministry,  Brenda Lopez

From: "Julie Bennett" 
To: ""
Subject: Urban Xchange
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2005 

thanks for your
posters!  They are so
amazing.  I saw the Awake
poster near my store and it
drove me crazy I couldn't
read but half because it
was ripped.  I quoted it in
a display at my store
urbanxchange.  Now I can
have the entire poem/prayer
in my store!  It is what I
would say to Tacoma and why
I opened the store.
Thank you.

From: "Wesley Borden"
Subject: RE: reply from beautiful angle
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2005
My Storyis kind of long and only told a few times, but, a few times too many.
I'm 20 and tired like everyone else. I am trying to figure out whats going to happen next.
I really enjoy the beautiful angle work. The more recent one on the elks lodge is currently hanging on one of walls in my studio apartment. I am a musician, artist, and tacoman. Worker Bee.


Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2005
From: Ron Cotton
Subject:  Everyplace real is flawed

Everyplace real or imagined
was, is, and will be flawed
including Utopia, Heaven, and
Shangra-La.  A place is what
you make of it and what you
can tolerate.  I love my old
1920s craftsman 2-story, the
rolling hills, the brick
streets, and the future
opportunity of a
technological and
business-friendly Tacoma.
Tacoma has became more
promising than King County
with companies like Microsoft
and Boeing leaving to
third-world contries to
profit and pilfer - expecting
Everything for Nothing - and
as a result, hurting
EVERYONE.  Let Tacoma be my
last refuge.

Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005
From: "danielle vicek"
hello, anglers.

i.m a former tacoman now living, unfortunately, in denver.
i moved away from home just as the beautiful angle project was
starting up, and was absolutely thrilled to see a "diy" art movement
coming through tacoma with true talent and vision behind it. my best
friend and i spent many a night driving past the b.poe downtown,
checking to see if there were new posters up.
i just visited your website for the first time in probably a year and
i must say, i am disappointed to find that you have begun selling the
posters, and for a seemingly pretty penny.
was this done to cut down on overhead? i certainly understand that it
takes money to make the posters, but at the same time the idea of
selling them seems contrary to the vision behind them.
i mean no offense, i.m honestly just curious as to what brought this
change about.

From: "Lois Bell"  
To: <>
Subject: RE: 
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005
I went down to the library and saw your exhibit over the July 4th
weekend. Great fun! I don't pretend to understand ALL of it but much of
it was meaningful and very interesting. There were others folks browsing
through it at the same time. I love the references both to faith and to
Tacoma. My mom grew up in Tacoma and my dad came here when he was right
out of high school, so I have a lot of history here and I love the city. In
fact, my dad worked on the old, red fireboat down on Ruston  Way.

Good job!

From: Alison
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2005 
Subject: beautiful angle
I have just recently returned to the Seattle/ Tacoma area from los angeles where i was working on films. I have been seriously thinking about putting up some guerilla poster art, so it was a wonderful coincidence to come across your flier a few weeks ago. I went to see your show and I'm really impressed with the content and style. I think it's a wonderful thing to bring positive public art to this community. What's in the works now?

Date: June 20 2005
Subject: Hanforth Gallery Show
from: Evan Bridges

Good to see you guys are still printing in T-town... I
love the poster.

I'm doing what I can in Bellingham.

Date: June 15 2005
Subject: Hanforth Gallery Show
from: Margo Palmer

Hi Guys,

Just stopped into the library today and saw your posters (most of them for the first time, I am chagrined to say).  Just wanted you to know how much I enjoyed the posters and also how much I love the whole concept.  I will keep a sharper eye out from now on!

Date: June 15 2005
Subject: I first saw
from Helga
i first saw your posters in august or september 2003 -- the one about the bridge -- when i first moved to tacoma. i wanted one for myself and i searched the city but they were all glued so firmly! then i saw other posters, and it started an investigation of tacoma: where could i find more posters? where were the places you mentioned on your website? it was like my own nancy drew mystery. the posters made me explore the corners of tacoma and learn about the city.
if i were going to make a poster...
i would want one with something about mount rainier. ok, i realize you long-time tacomans might be bored with rainier but i've only lived here 2 years (yikes, that long already!) and i love rainier, especially from a distance. i haven't been anywhere else that has a mountain looming over it like tacoma does, and it always pops up where i don't expect it.
i would do something about Cindy, the lonely elephant who used to live at the point defiance zoo. because i have always loved elephants. and zoos are strange places.
i would do something about my new puppy. because even though i love my dog, and dogs in general (all animals actually), i can't believe the money that people (me too, a little) fork out for their dogs! doggy-daycare, doggy-salons, doggy-boutiques, doggy-bakeries, doggy-beds, doggy-parks ... but no one seems to have any spare change.


p.s. i've been wondering who ernest s. brazil was.

Date: June 14, 2005
Subject: Lincoln High School
From: heather Conklin

Grew up across the bridge in Gig Harbor, Dad grew up off 30th near Pearl, spent every weekend playing at Candle Park, going to the Proctor District, TAM (at the old building), learned how to drive stick on the hills of downtown, still teaching people on the same
hills, teaching at Lincoln High School, going to Art Walk, need I say more? Actually Pat Erwin the principal at Lincoln High School wants your group to collaborate with the students at LHS, especially my printmaking class for next year. I was wondering what your group is doing this summer and would like to get involved with you all. Also would like to see
your setup etc. Thanks for any help.

Date: Jun 2005
Subject: Beautiful Angle gallery show
From: Daniel Cairns

Wow Tom and Lance this is really awesome. I'm so glad that you guys are still making your art! I'm gonna grab a bunch of my friends and take them all to the exhibit when it opens. Congratulations! I hope I get to see you all soon. I've been kind of busy travelling and
trying to get work, but things are beginning to slow down. We all should go wheatpasting again sometime. Nicki and I are working on a zine which we hope to publish. When it's done I'll be sure to get you both a copy. By the way, my band is playing at Woodsong this year. It should be lots of fun. Talk to you later, Daniel

Date: Thu June 2, 2005
Subject: Artwork
From: Carly

I saw your work at Renee's.  I love it.  Is there any way to purchase some of these beautiful prints?  I am a recent transplant from Reno, NV.  I really appreciate Tacoma because it is so similar to Reno in all of it's hidden wonders. The prints rock.

Date:Fri May 13, 2005
Subject:How do I reach Bono?

i want to send bono a multi-media piece and i want to make sure he gets it. where should i send it? thanks, aaron leibson.

(Sorry, Aaron, but Bono doesn't return our calls either.)

Date:Tue May 10, 2005

I see your posters at my favorite book store (King's) and my hair salon (Renee's).  I would love to display your posters at my school (I am principal of Lincoln High School) and look for connections to Tacoma Reads Together (I am the chair and Dave Domkoski is a fan).  Any chance of getting future posters and looking at future connections?
Pat Erwin

Date:Tue May 10, 2005
Subject:Those poster things are cool.

Hey, I'm currently a Portland, Oregon resident, but I was visiting Tacoma a while back and saw a bunch of the Beautiful Angle posters on the gorgeous building that was boarded up and falling apart. I want all of the different posters on my wall! Is there a way this could be
possible? In that, can I somehow be sent them? Do you guys do that? I'd pay money and everything. If you can't mail them, can I get them the next time I'm in Tacoma? I LOVE THEM. They're fantastic. Thank you for your time.
~Rosie Mckinlay

Date:Mon, 20 Dec 2004 18:35:39 -0800
Subject:hello beautiful angle

hi beautiful angle / just a hello and quick note to say i think your
work is
great / not sure how i stumbled across your site, but i'm glad i did.

here's who i am:

(Mark is a talented local designer and photographer. We mean to work with him some time soon!)

To:"" <>
Subject:Your Web Site Received a Form Submission
Date:Thu, 09 Dec 2004 19:16:26 +0000

How long have yo guys been doing this?  Because it's absolutely great.

From:"Julie Anderson"
Subject:May I help?
Date:Sat, 4 Dec 2004 17:31:14 -0800


I fall between the cracks. 
I am Tacoman. 
I love the posters you produce. 
I don't feel that my art is strong enough to stand on its own.  I would like to help with production and distribution. 
I have a few print classes under my belt at Pratt Fine Arts Center and I take instructions well.
I know the nooks and crannies of the city.   I like the dirt.
Do you have room for an apprentice, of sorts? 
Naturally, I don't expect any compensation.   I simply want to connect and assist. 

Julie Anderson

(Turns out Julie is a Tacoma City Councilwoman! We still haven't managed to hook up with her.)

From:"Geoff Pollick"
Subject:Tacoma Pining
Date:Sun, 21 Nov 2004 15:35:54 -0800


I've just been to  It's fall break in Claremont,
California, and I'm sitting in a half-dark computer lab at my hippie
theological school, weeping because I miss Tacoma like I just moved out
on my pretend wife and children to devote myself to learning trivia so
that I can be on Jeopardy someday (isn't that what grad school is really all
about?).  And I can't stop myself from seeing cool gray mist hanging in
the sky above a downward-sloping downtown full of crazy people and classic
architecture.  For the last 12 weeks, I've been missing Tacoma like I
never thought I would.  I find myself doing crazy things  two nights ago I
spent three hours making a PowerPoint slideshow of Tacoma pictures set to
sentimental music, so that I could momentarily transport myself back
home.  What is it about that city that intoxicates so completely?  Well, at
least I know that I truly miss her.  And that someday I must return, and settle
into a turn-of-the-century or 1920's studio apartment somewhere close to
Wright Park or 6th Ave or Stadium, or anywhere really.  This is just to say
that I have been needing a "Tacoma fix," and re-reading the posters on your
web site has offered the connection I needed.  I hope all is well with your
family and at church.  Say hello to Debbie for me.

-Geoff P.

Date:Tue, 12 Oct 2004 14:31:46 -0700

hello. I saw the bono poster at the kick stand. Its rad! How can I get
that one?

To:"" <>
Subject:Your Web Site Received a Form Submission
Date:Wed, 07 Jul 2004 04:55:57 +0000

my grandma's first cousin has a street named after him in tacoma, it's called ernest s. brazil and he is in mural on mlk street. i think that makes me an official part of tacoma history, my great great (great?) aunt and uncle were the first black business owners in tacoma as
well so even if  i didn't answer the  questions right i am a good
poet and deserve my own poster, i'll even help you put up posters, anytime! thanks

Date:Tue, 20 Apr 2004 22:33:17 -0700 (PDT)
From:  "Evan Bridges"
Subject:Wheatpasting Documentary

  My name is Evan Bridges and I am a senior in high
school at the Tacoma School of the Arts in downtown
Tacoma. Currently, seniors are preparing a final
project that will be exhibited along the light rail
link in various locations throughout the day on May
  For this project I am directing a short video
documentation about wheatpasting with 5 other
students. The exhibition will have mixed media
presentations highlighting various wheatpasting
events, including artwork done by us and artists or
groups in Tacoma and other major cities in the
northwest area. Our hope is that this project will
shed some light to the unique subculture that
wheatpasting is and help people recognize it as
another medium and art form.
  What we would like to know is if Beautiful Angle
would be interested in participating in this
documentary. Would you have time for an interview or
coffee within the next two weeks?

We're all citizens of Tacoma, and we would love to
have you be a part of this project.

Best Regards,

-Evan Bridges

From:"Jim Hoard",
Subject:Fw: Hats Off Party to Honor Rep. Flannigan & Senator Kastama
Date:Fri, 9 Apr 2004 12:14:01 -0700

Lance Kagey and Tom Llewellyn--
Please join us for a hats off celebration to honor Rep. Dennis Flannigan &
Sen. Jim Kastama for their stunning success in the legislative session.
Details below.  Hope you can join us! 

Dawn Lucien, Vice Chair, Save Our Bridge Inc.
Jim Hoard, Treasurer, Save Our Bridge Inc.

P.S.: And, thanks again for your great work on the Save Our Bridge Poster poster!

To:"" <>
Subject:Your Web Site Received a Form Submission
Date:Wed, 07 Apr 2004 18:16:39 +0000

Hey Lance and Tom,  what a good time you guys must have! Oh, to have a basement of my own to  fill with works of art, crazy toys, and
manifestos. But for the time being, mine is owned by my landlord and prone to flooding.  Anyway thanks for the chance to collaborate
with beautiful angle.  Hope it doesn't take to long to put all the type back.
- Ryan

(This next email really cracked us up.)

Date:Thu, 1 Apr 2004 22:02:28 -0800 (PST)
Subject:Tollbooth Gallery
From:"Michael Lent"
To:"" <>

Dear Folks at Beautiful Angle-
    I hope all is going well, and your project seems to be going
I hope you enjoyed your profile in the last issue of Toby Room.  As
you may be aware, we have recently embarked on the Tollbooth Gallery
at 11th and Broadway-celebrating Wheat Paste and Video Fine Arts.
However, we have noticed that recently the monolith has had a lot of
outside activity.  Some of the posters that have been placed on the
gallery have used strong chemical adhesives that have caused distress
to the space itself.  Although these havent been specific Beautiful
Angle posters, we would like to ask you to kindly refrain from
posting on the Tollbooth.  As a fledgling non profit, our funding is
extremely limited-but we have exhibits scheduled well into 2005.  If
the structure is damaged severly enough, we will be unable to
continue our project.  We are also concerned with outside images
interfering with individual artists visions, although some might be
ambivalent to the idea, others might be distressed.  I hope you
understand, and thank you for your assistance.  Thank you for all
that you do in Tacoma.  I would also like to tell you about an
upcoming show we have scheduled from June 3-July 21 we have scheduled
Vanessa Renwick and the Celebrate People's History Poster Project,
which showcases political propoganda posters.  I think you will find
interest in it.  Once again, thank you for all of your help!

         Michael S. Lent, Vice President
                   PO Box 767
                Tacoma, Wa 98401

(Our response was as follows.)

> Dear Michael S. Lent, Vice President at Artrod:
> Don't worry your pretty little head! Put your mind to
> rest!
> At Beautiful Angle headquarters, we use only the
> purest wheat paste available! It is completely
> nontoxic and even pH balanced! Not only does it not
> harm surfaces, but it goes well with crackers!
> Have a great day!
> Lucas Limby
> Benevolent Lord and Master
> Beautiful Angle, Inc.

Subject:i heart wheatpaste
Date:Thu, 25 Mar 2004 23:58:08 +0000

i heart your work. i chuckle everytime i run across a poster in some obscure location in tacoma. can i help you wheatpaste sometime?

From:"Alison Whiteman"
Subject:Thank You
Date:Thu, 26 Feb 2004 15:14:24 -0800

The first time I saw a poster I was doing my laundry at the K Street spin and whirl. I've lived here for twenty years. In 1984 I found the fog absolutely fascinating because I had grown up in an semi-arid climate. While walking on the paths of my undergraduate campus to get to a morning class, familiar faces emerged at close angles. There was the real fog, the fog of my dreams and the fog of hope I still have about this city. I have seen too much negativity in the past year and I agree with you. If you cannot find anything worthwhile about Tacoma, then take the opportunity to leave. Hopefully your flight will not be delayed by fog. --Alison Whiteman, freelance writer, activist for the disabled and board member at The Tacoma Area Coalition For People With Disabilities

Date:Thu, 26 Feb 2004 10:45:59 -0800
From:"Ellen Norton"
Subject:Re: Hi again

Hey Tom,
I finally got a chance to grab my own copy of your latest poster.  It's
really beautiful.  I think this is my favorite one (I've said that
before). leaves me with questions...
Are you a musician as well?
Did you guys do the Wintergrass poster?
Where are you from?

Thank you for your prayers. "Surrounded by love" sounds pretty good to
me.   Currently I could use to be surrounded by a little less stress if
you think you can work that out with the big guy upstairs.

Have a great day.  It's one of those grey, Tacoma days.  I love it.

Ellen Norton
Seattle Center
Event Coordinator

>>> Tom Llewellyn <> 02/23/04 07:46 AM >>>
It was very cool to meet you, too, Ellen. I wish I had
ssen my expression, too. Sometimes it pays to have "a
distinguishing physical characteristic", as they say
on cop shows.

I will try my hardest not to pray for you for the
wrong reasons. My mom occasionally prays for me that I
will see the error of my ways and become a republican,
so I know what you mean. My hope is simply that your
life will be one surrounded by love. I'll keep it that
simple. I'll leave it up to you and God to interpret
that as you both see fit.

Have a great week, Ellen.


Date:Thu, 26 Feb 2004 08:19:35 -0800 (PST)
From:"Evan" Subject:you latest poster

Just wanted to give a big thumbs up on your latest poster...for my money it's right up there with the best you've done.

I would have come over to your table last Saturday but then I would have been abandoning our guests and somehow that seemed a bit rude.  I'll catch you guys the next time. 

Take care


(Evan is the husband of Ellen and the author of the words on the O Claire poster.)

From:"Michael Glenn Shook"
Subject:recent poster
Date:Wed, 18 Feb 2004 13:16:47 -0800

Just a note to say howdy, and thanks for such good work. I read (some weeks ago) a poem that expressed some things about street people. It was very good. The poster I saw today with the song on it was likewise very good. Excellent writing, thought provoking, emotional without being sentimental or trite. So. Thank you for helping make this a good community. Peace.   Michael Shook

To:"" <>
Subject:Your Web Site Received a Form Submission
Date:Mon, 09 Feb 2004 19:46:33 +0000

really like your work--i'd be happy to help out any way i can--postering, printing, done some design...

To:"" <>
Subject:Your Web Site Received a Form Submission
Date:Thu, 29 Jan 2004 04:21:28 +0000

its heartening to see the posters on the telephone poles...
it would be neat to try sidewalk chalk, also...but probably more labour intensive

From:"Kayla Greet" 
Subject:Re: From the Tacoma Art Museum!!
Date:Mon, 26 Jan 2004 10:53:30 -0800

Hi Tom,
My name is Kayla and I was a part of Diane's project. I just wanted to
you that you guys did a wonderful job on the poster! I love it! Very
cool. If you have any left over, I'd like to have another copy.\
And I have a question, how do you guys feel about people tearing down
posters and keeping them? Is it pretty much up to the public to leave
or take them? Or would you rather people wait untill the next one comes
to tear the last one down?

Thanks again on the wonderful monkey poster!

From:"Miss Monkey" <>   Add to Address Book
Subject:Re: Check this out! We're in!!!
Date:Thu, 22 Jan 2004 16:46:55 +0000


This totally rocks!!!!!!!!  I did interviews with KING 5 and KCPQ, KING
is doing a big piece on the noon and 5:00 news.  We had one of your cool
posters with us for the KCPQ interview, hopefully they'll put it on for
you! Those posters are absolutely fantastic, I LOVE the poem and the
images, thank-you, thank-you, thank-you!  You guys rock!!!  Thanks again and
keep your eyes out for more stuff!


(this was in response to a poster and pr blitz we did for Monkeyshines, a Tacoma guerilla glass art project that is related to our "Monkey of Love" poster.

From:"seth nutter",
Subject:just saw the posters!!!!!!!
Date:Wed, 21 Jan 2004 06:29:05 -0800

hey the posters are great. i saw one as i was drivin home from work
5; i had to stop for a closer look.the text was wonderful love
monkey too well i got to sleep so have a goood day.


Date:Wed, 14 Jan 2004 11:55:20 -0800
From:"Ellen Norton"
Subject:me again

Well...hello again.
I never heard from you after my last e-mail so I'm hoping (REALLY
hoping) that I didn't offend you in any way in our conversation about
faith. However, I had to tell you how much I love your current poster.  It's
just beautiful.  I grew up only a few blocks from that store and
remember when it was called "Angie's".  Angie was a scary old man with
a glass eye who would sell me cigarettes for my teenage sisters when I
was only about 7 years old.

The Christmas poster was fun.  Sluggo's is another one of those places.
I've been going in there since I was about 16 and had a guitar-playing
rockstar boyfriend who eventually became my husband (which is why I
still  go in there 22 years later).

Anyway, I thought I'd attempt to reinstate myself as #1 fan instead of
#1 loudmouth pagan bore.

Take care,

Ellen Norton
Seattle Center
Event Coordinator

From:"seth nutter"
Subject:bringing art to the streets Monkeyshines- TOP SECRET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date:Tue, 13 Jan 2004 12:29:49 -0800

  hello my name is seth and i found one of your posters on sixth ave.
the prodject in the following idea started with a few people talking in a
glass shop , trying to find a way to bring joy and fun into tacoma thru art.
so we found people over 20 and we made over 200 glassblown floats with a
monkey stamped on would be nice to have more artitist involved and thru
your medium get the word out some thing is coming. so if you would like to
be envolved please let me know.
  seth nutter

From:"Taylor J."
Subject:I'm a thief.
Date:Mon, 12 Jan 2004 03:44:13 +0000

Hello, I'm a photographer/artist in the Tacoma area and I just wanted
write to let you know that I have used one of your posters in the
of one of my photos. I hope that's ok, if it's not let me know and I'll
a way to legally steal it because it looks really cool =)

but yah, let me know how you feel about it because I'm planning on
some of my work up at Shakabrah soon and I wanted to know if it was
okay to
display it.

Thanks a lot

(Taylor's face is featured in our "Red Brick Town" poster).

To:"''" <>
Date:Fri, 19 Dec 2003 13:16:28 -0800

We manage the downtown Business Improvement Area and are finding your
posters up in many areas of our district. 

We'd like to meet you and find out more about what you do...

Paul A. Ellis
Local Development Council of Tacoma
950 Pacific Ave., Suite 300
Tacoma, WA 98401

Date:Sat, 29 Nov 2003 12:57:41 -0800
From:"epiphany couch"
Subject:(no subject)

(Epiphany, a talented poet and artist who at this time was a junior in high school, wrote the text for our "Bum On The Bench" poster)

I'm epiphany from the Tacoma school of the arts, below are a few pieces of my writing for you guys to look at, hope you enjoy them. If there is a specific style in which you would like me to write or topic on which you wish me to write about, I would be happy to try my hand at it. thanks and i hope to hear from you soon.

Surrounded by frozen motion,
walls racing with the subtleties of flowering color
we sat outside on a carpet of florid foliage
frosting cake eggs.
feverishly we slaved, designing intricate rings and rivers around white airy desserts
we became transfixed
our bodies blending with the task,
except for he,
our fingers began to go raw between thumb and index finger yet still we continued.
Stars splashed the sky with a fuzzy photo feeling...
yet still we continued.
Until finally he rose
sunk his hand into a finished piece;                       
a shining egg example of time wasted and motive lost
with a flick of his wrist this creation had penetrated the cool night air,
planted itself on her forehead
startled, shocked... she screamed!
Moments later stopped.
We all stopped.
Put down our butter knives of sweetened semi solid and stared.
Suddenly laughter flooded the stone walls
flowing from every mouth and eye.
What an assault on our brains, this chore!
What a waste of our potential!
So the rambunctious reprisal began
sending cake eggs through the air.
He stood back and watched
holding in his patented paint stained palms, a lost talent
the ability to teach without teaching!         

Sitting on a rooftop under stars-
all memories-
a black face against a black wall,
touch traumatic... tone tantalizing-
snapping beans on a backyard patio,
sarcastic and sturdy
think of all the wrongs I do, well that's the me I see-
the chain that holds me in place is my ability to pretend,
mastermind material-
he told me he liked my shirt-
he told me he wanted to see what was underneath-
I told him... I asked him... to smash his glass-
I told him to find the tiniest sliver-
I told him to slide in under his fingernail-
that's what is under my shirt I said to him-
a heart that lives only in shattered shards-

I dream of a rocking chair stuck with terry cloth remnants,
watching the snow fall from the K street windows,
beat up bike parts lining the path toward morning. 

The swirling condensation of these images sticks to the ceiling
and I wake to the ever-changing beauty of this simple paradigm;
one in which duplication is unfeasible and possibilities only ripen with years. 

"Tom Lea or Pete Hurd will never paint me standing by this fence if i am sitting inside an eldorado, starfire, riviera or mustang, no matter how attractively the metal has been bent" - snowhite DB

(the following is an email conversation with Ellen (whom we love dearly) about our November 2003 poster, "There's Nothing More Controversial Than Faith In God".)

Date:Fri, 21 Nov 2003 12:33:07 -0800 (PST)
Subject:hello again

Hi there...
Let's see if we can pick up this thread. if you still feel so inclined....

It's a strange thing to try to have a conversation through e-mail.  If you wait too long, the response isn't spontaneous and it has the danger of becoming a series of speeches. 

I agree that there are major differences in what you believe and what I do.  I guess I feel we're closer than you think.  I don't understand atheism because it believes in nothing.  I can't get behind that at all.  I do think there is something and I feel I have a relationship with it.  My relationship with it is manifested in my relationship with my world.  I honor this force by honoring all things. Since I believe this "force" (or whatever you want to call it) resides within all things I have a relationship with it in that I have a relationship with all things.  Now, who sounds like a wacko?

I think a discussion about Christ is an entirely different discussion.  Belief in God does not automatically imply a belief in Christ.  I know they are intimately connected for you and I respect that, but I'd rather leave that one alone for now.

On another note.... I had a conversation with a young woman from Tacoma who works near me.  She and her friends were very concerned that Beautiful Angle had been co-opted by some guerilla christian group or that you were going to start using it as a pulpit for evangelism on a regular basis.  I put her mind at ease.  I guess you were right..."there's nothing more controversial...."

OK....hope this note finds you well. 

From: Tom Llewellyn
Subject: Re: aaarrrrgghhhh
To: Ellen Norton

I think it's fitting to be interrupted from a
spiritual discussion by our nap-needing children,
because children seem to me to be spiritual in that
pure, let's-play-with-legos-Dad sort of way that cuts
through all the BS the rest of us tag on.

I would encourage you to continue to explore your
spirituality, as it's clear to me that humans are very
spiritual beings. We're certainly connected to a
greater Something, as you said. We spend so much of
our precious time on our physical selves--with diets
and workouts and the monstrous healthcare and beauty
industries, but mostly ignore the true core of our
beings. So kudos to you for considering it.

Like I said before, I'm not out to put a notch in my
evangelical belt by any means, and appreciate your
willingness to discuss this stuff. I've spent a lot of
time considering my belief. I apologize if I come
across as heavy-handed, but I know my belief to be
true. I feel that whenever I say that out loud or in
print, it sounds like I'm belittling what you believe.
That is not my intent. But I know that God is real and
plays an active role in my life. I have a relationship
with Him. Do I sound like a wacko? So be it. It would
be wrong for me to deny this or to discuss this in any
other way.

Off the top of my head, it seems like there is a big
difference between what you believe and what I do.
From your email, it sounds like you have this kind of
sense or feeling that there is something more out
there and it gives you the feeling that there is some
kind of reason for your life and the things that
happen in it. Is this true?

My faith is based on a relationship. I commune with
the center of my faith in real ways, through prayer
and through song and through intimately interacting
with other followers of Christ, who, the Bible tells
me, are His representatives here on earth. These
events allow me to have a personal, intimate, deep,
and daily relationship with God.

I know that us Christians have done a lot of bad in
this world. I know that much wrong has been done in
the name of God, which makes it that much worse. I
know that the Christian church is well-stocked with
hypocrites and judgemental types, in the same way that
the Liberals (which I am) or environmentalists (which
I am) or PTA members (which I am) are equally
well-stocked with hypocrites and judgemental types.
That has nothing to do with the truth of the nature of

Whew. This is a lot for a Monday morning. Now I have
to go to work and help market financial services to a
needy commercial world. Hope I haven't burned you out
with this line of discussion. I'd love it to continue.


--- Ellen Norton wrote:
> Wow. Now we're gettin' heavy.
> I have had only a few occasions to try to put my
> faith, or spirituality,
> to words. And never have in written form. I'll
> give it a whirl.
> I don't believe in God. I have a very strong belief
> that there is a
> force, "greater than me" (to coin a phrase), that
> binds us and guides
> our paths. I think there is a piece of this force
> in everything. It is
> not sentient. It is intangible.
> I believe there are reasons life takes us in certain
> directions and
> there are lessons we've been placed on this earth to
> learn and
> experiences we are meant to have. I find that words
> like fate and karma
> do a pretty poor job of describing what I'm talking
> about but they are
> all I have and they are the closest I can find.
> I don't consider myself an athiest because I don't
> think what I believe
> in is all that different from what you believe in.
> (Also because I
> obviously can't spell it.)
> I've been through experiences in my life which most
> people would think
> would have drawn me closer to a belief in God. They
> didn't. They did
> however reenforce my belief in the other types of
> forces at work.
> I'm afraid this doesn't make sense.
> I'm rushing and have to wrap this up because I have
> a young boy upstairs
> who is need of a nap. Feel free to respond. I'd
> like to continue this
> if you are interested.
> Ellen
> Seattle Center
> Event Coordinator

> >>> Tom Llewellyn
> 11/15/03 20:16 PM >>>
> Yes, speaking for both Lance and I, we both very
> much
> believe in God. We have deep and defining faith.
> That said, we've never wanted Beautiful Angle to be
> a
> platform for evangelism as much as we want it to be
> a
> platform for the things we think about, and
> especially
> about things related to Tacoma. But the fact is, we
> think about God a lot, so faith-based themes are
> certain to come up on a regular basis. We obviously
> also think about other things, like war, and
> spaghetti
> and relationships or the lack thereof. One of our
> upcoming posters has insects for a theme.
> In many of our other posters, God, or our city's
> relationship with the divine, is an underlying
> current. We like to refer to Tacoma as the Holy
> City,
> or the City on a Hill, which are both biblical
> references to Jerusalem, which was the holy city for
> the nation of Israel. I like to think of Tacoma as
> that sort of defining location. Does that make
> sense.
> So the answer is indeed yes.
> My turn: Do you? And if so, or if not, how does it
> affect the way you live?
> Tom
> --- Ellen wrote:
> > Thanks Tom,
> > I did check it out. I've been pondering it ever
> > since yesterday. It's
> > different than what I've come to expect and I like
> > that. I've narrowed
> > my pondering down to one question, should you feel
> > inclined to
> > respond....
> >
> > Do you believe in God?
> >
> > Ellen
> >
> > Ellen Norton
> > Seattle Center
> > Event Coordinator

> > >>> Tom Llewellyn
> <~!B*+R^&>> 11/14/03
> 10:00 AM >>>
> > Don't worry, Ellen. We took it as kind words. And
> > the
> > good news is that the new poster is online. So
> check
> > it out.
> >
> > Tom
> >
> > --- Ellen Norton wrote:
> > > I'm just giving you a hard time. It's my
> twisted
> > > way of letting you know how much I like your
> work
> > > and enjoy what your doing with Beautiful Angle.
> > >
> > > I've seen the poster up around town but I
> haven't
> > > had a chance to see one up close.
> > >
> > > Take your time...don't worry about me.....sigh
> > >
> > > Ellen Norton
> > > Seattle Center
> > > Event Coordinator

> > >
> > > >>> Tom Llewellyn
> <~!B*+R^&>> >
> 11/13/03 07:38AM >>>
> > > Sorry for the delay, Ellen. The new poster was
> > hung
> > > around Tacoma on October 31. We've been a bit
> slow
> > > getting it up on the site. It should be up in a
> > day
> > > or
> > > so.
> > >
> > > Tom
> > >
> > > P.S. Wait a minute. I'm an artist. I'm not
> > supposed
> > > to
> > > apologize! I take it all back.
> > >
> > > --- Ellen Norton
> wrote:
> > > > MAN!!
> > > > You get my attention and you don't follow
> > through!
> > > >
> > > > Ellen Norton
> > > > Seattle Center
> > > > Event Coordinator

Date:Thu, 6 Nov 2003 12:03:54 -0800
Subject:Tacoma envy

Hello Beautiful Angle,

I found the Beautiful Angle poster on 6th and Alder while I was on a
run, and I thought, "Tacoma has surprised me again!  What is this
Beautiful Angle?"  I attend the University of Puget Sound, but I am
from Minnesota.  I noticed when I got here that despite the problems of
Tacoma, the citizens take pride in their residence, and have a special
interest in everyone and everything that is "Tacoma."  It seems that
one cannot be a "T-loc" unless he or she was born here!  I have been
trying to figure out the what constitutes a "T-loc" since I got here,
and as a visual artist, I have been trying to pin-point the actual
physical features that make someone "Tacoma" or "Wanna be Tacoma." 
There is something distinct about those who belong...Anyhow, I have a
great desire to understand this town that will be my home for the next
four years.  I hope someone at Beautiful Angle can help me out.

Much Appreciative,
Katie D.

(and here was our response to Katie)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom" <>
To: "Katie" <>
Sent: Friday, November 07, 2003 8:30 AM
Subject: Re: Tacoma envy

> Hi Katie:
> Thanks for noticing a poster. And thanks for asking
> about the other love of my life.
> Here's a sprawling shot at Tacoma.
> I have met an astonishing number of UPS grads who come
> from other parts of the country and end up making
> Tacoma their permanent home. I'm always surprised,
> because Tacoma does have problems and stigma and
> occasional bad smells. And UPS tends to cater to upper
> middle class students. So why do so many of these
> students seem drawn to this fairly working class town?
> Neither of us beautiful anglers are Tacoma natives,
> although we've both lived here for around 10 years.
> Both of us looked down on it before we moved in. But
> now we love it. We cherish it. We're excited about the
> renaissance, but hope it doesn't dilute the
> character.
> Some facts about Tacoma:
> The city has struggled with a poor economy since World
> War II. So the renewal projects that hit other cities
> missed us altogether. The result? We still have our
> cool old houses and cool old buildings downtown. They
> were never modernized. Us beautiful anglers both live
> in houses from the 1800s!
> Cheap rent attracts artists. So Tacoma has a grungy
> kind of art scene that expensive cities like Seattle
> no longer allow, economically.
> Tacoma has too many problems to get snobby, so it
> doesn't attract snobby people. There's not much
> superficiality in Tacoma. What would be the point?
> Maybe you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear,
> but maybe a sow's ear isn't such a bad thing.
> This last thing--the realness of the people--is really
> what makes Tacoma cool. We still have soul, because
> our city has one, too. OK, so we have suicidal,
> homicidal police chiefs, meth labs, pulp mills, and
> too many ex-cons, but we also have classic Craftsman
> homes, the second largest urban park in the U.S.,
> world-class museums, a great, community-oriented vibe,
> three universities, the Puget Sound, active spiritual
> life, Mt. Rainier, cool, funky restaurants (have you
> tried the Phad Thai at Le-Le?), some great brew pubs
> (E-9 comes to mind), and beautiful angle posters to
> boot.
> It feels like home. There are plenty of lifer locals,
> sure, but if you call it home and declare your love,
> you'll be instantly accepted. Just don't talk trash
> about our holy city.
> Tom

To:"" <>
Subject:Your Web Site Received a Form Submission
Date:Sun, 26 Oct 2003 01:15:25 +0000

I want to help create an illustration for a poster.I graduated from the Art Institute of Seattle with a degree in Illustration.I have lived in Tacoma my whole life(even during school),and I would love to participate.

(Jeremy is an incredible artist and illustrated our "bum on bench poster, one of our all-time favs.)

To:"" <>
Subject:Your Web Site Received a Form Submission
Date:Mon, 13 Oct 2003 03:27:35 +0000

A daily treat.  Thank you both so much.

Date:Mon, 15 Sep 2003 09:54:19 -0700
Subject:Re: everyone OK?

I saw them posted the next morning.  Very nice.  I haven't had a chance
to peel one for myself yet.

Yes...the evil empire indeed.  I have your posters in my office.  My
own personal rebellion.

Ellen Norton
Seattle Center
Event Coordinator

Date:Sat, 6 Sep 2003 13:00:26 -0700

This is really amazing!!!!! You're hitting a central nerve, and the patient is jumping spontaneously.


From:"Claudia Riedener" <>   Add to Address Book
Date:Fri, 22 Aug 2003 20:46:14 -0700

Tried to peel em off, with care, wonder and patience. still, they crumbled.
we worked on some of the kiosks with Lynn.
sadly, your posters had to come off.
will daedalus be back? pinned perhaps, so we can take one along?


Date:Mon, 18 Aug 2003 15:40:42 -0700
From:"ANNE MILLER" <>   Add to Address Book
Subject:Re: save me poster

Tom Tom Tom Tom Tom Tom Tom Tom Tom Tom
Oh wow if I could get that poster!!!  I was down at the glass museum
night-before-last and I looked over at the bridge and I said oooooh
that's the bridge and look at it and it has to stay!  and I want that

Subject:your work
Date:Tue, 12 Aug 2003 13:53:07 -0700 (PDT)

I read Jen's column on your project and was truly delighted and
amazed. WHat you are doing is terrific.
I am writing for a couple of reasons.

1) The Tacoma Public library would like to maintain archival copies
of each of uyour posters as part of our special collections.  Can
this be arranged?  Would we be able to get the entire series to date
and receive new posters as they come out? THis is an important part
of Tacoma and we would hate to see it get lost for the future.

2) I would like to begin building a complete set here with the idea
that we would display it in the Handforth Gallery in the near future.
Can this be worked out?

I look forward to hearing from you.

David Domkoski
Manager, Community Relations
Carnegie 100: Access. Knowledge. Community
Visit us @

Date:Tue, 12 Aug 2003 11:47:14 -0700
Subject:save me poster

MUUUUUUUUUUST have a Save Me poster
and not no pdf download
loving it more than liiiiiiiiiiife
how to?

To:"" <>
Subject:Your Web Site Received a Form Submission
Date:Sun, 10 Aug 2003 01:46:45 +0000

hey i own a local skateboard/production company and i was wondering if maybe we could come up with a poster graphic. (no advertisement of course) i like what you guys got going and i think it is what this
city needs. Ps if you guys could put me in contact with  the tobyroom
guy that would be alot of help.

(We really did get this next strange email)

Subject:Fwd: FW: Escapee
Date:Wed, 06 Aug 2003 21:21:26 +0000

>From: "Merilee Tanbara"
>To: "Merilee Tanbara \(E-mail\)"
>Subject: FW: Escapee
>Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2003 13:09:17 -0700
>Apologies in advance if you already received this information.
>I received the below email from Jeanie Peterson of the Hilltop Action
>Coalition. It is in response to an email she received from Officer
>Narcisse, Community Liaison Officer (CLO) Sector 1.
>Merilee Tanbara
>Weed & Seed Coordinator
>Safe Streets Campaign - Uniting Neighbors Against Crime
>Ph: 253 272.6824 Fax 253.272.9586
>Hello. How are? I wanted to get you some information regarding the
>yesterday, so you could get it to the Block Leaders in the Hilltop. I
>have all the specifics but wanted to get you something to get out to the
>community. I don't know if you knew but yesterday a subject escaped
>Tacoma General Hospital Security Custody. The subject was under arrest
>a stabbing and escaped. Please distribute to the Block Leaders, so they
>share this with their groups. Here is his information:
>Johnny Clayton Wollum
>White Male
>DOB is 10/18/70 (32 Years of age)
>Bald with Brown hair and Brown eyes
>6'0" 180 - 190 Pounds - Muscular
>Was last wearing: Blue T-Shirt with a yellow design/pattern on it, Blue
>Jeans, No shoes
>He was supposedly high on illegal drugs and possibly prescription drugs.
>should be considered **DANGEROUS**
>Call 9-1-1 if this subject is located

Date:Tue, 5 Aug 2003 11:50:32 -0700 (PDT)
Subject:your beautiful angle

I love it

From:"Patty Angel"
To:"'Tom Llewellyn'" <>
Subject:RE: A Beautiful angel from a beautiful angel
Date:Mon, 4 Aug 2003 14:48:28 -0700

Hi Tom

I did read the article in the paper yesterday and I loved the story!!
How great that you & your business partner drive around at night
pasting up the posters.  I bet that is a sight to see!  I think you
are doing something wonderful.   

I currently do not live within the city limits of Tacoma but I was born
IN Tacoma, grew UP in Tacoma & lived in Tacoma for over 33 years.

Keep up the good work!!


Date:Sun, 3 Aug 2003 11:31:13 -0700

After reading about you in this morning's TNT, my wife and I had to go
for awalk just to check out your posters at the K St. kiosk.  Neat!

We had our own idea, but your submission page wouldn't light up for us
eventhough it said we passed the test.  So see the attached file for a
posteridea. -- and yes, we have an axe to grind.


To:"" <>
Subject:Your Web Site Received a Form Submission
Date:Sun, 03 Aug 2003 16:49:30 +0000

Crips and Bloods...crumbling old buildings...dark and dangerous needle
streets...hookers and ho's..voila! Chango Presto...Tacoma moves with
trolleys and transformation.

To:"" <>
Subject:Your Web Site Received a Form Submission
Date:Sun, 03 Aug 2003 16:45:35 +0000

How about a little poster promtion on the ancient and honorable past time of lawn bowling.  You could look it up.

From:"Patty Angel"
To:"''" <>
Subject:A Beautiful angel from a beautiful angel
Date:Thu, 31 Jul 2003 16:56:15 -0700


I would like to learn more about your posters and what you are doing
in Tacoma.  Yes, my REAL last name is Angel. 

I look forward to hearing from you

Patricia Angel
Tacoma Pierce County Chamber of Commerce

To:"" <>
Subject:Your Web Site Received a Form Submission
Date:Thu, 17 Jul 2003 02:07:36 +0000

Q's for you: What sign stood for years atop the Washington Building?  Just what does the word "Tacoma" mean?  Who was the reknown Tacoma wrestler elected City Councilman and Sheriff?

(Tom told us later the answers were: The neon Mobile Flying Horse.  Sometimes "large nourishing breast."  Frank Stojack.)

To:"" <>
Subject:Your Web Site Received a Form Submission
Date:Thu, 17 Jul 2003 01:43:37 +0000

I really love all the things you guys are doing. It makes me happy to see organized art in Tacoma at last. I'm actually in one of the pictures on your site too. I'm one of the glass blowers at Jason Lee. You can only see the side of me in the picture, pink and black stripped shirt. Anyways, you guys are doing some great work and if I can help, I'd like to. Sorry I don't know everything about Tacoma. I've only lived here for 6 years but I love it.

Subject:a note of appreciation
Date:Wed, 16 Jul 2003 23:13:07 +0000

How very, very nice that there are posters like this on telephone poles.
Thank you very, very much.  It is nice that you accept submissions.  There do not seem to be any links.  I have published work at Salt River Review, on the internet, presently in the archives.  Truly,  Laura

From:"Jen Graves" <>   Add to Address Book
To:"''" <>
Subject:can we talk?
Date:Wed, 9 Jul 2003 14:07:51 -0700

I write about the arts for The News Tribune and I want to write about
Beautiful Angle because I love what you do.

Would you call me? I'm at 597-8568.

- Jen Graves

Date:Tue, 8 Jul 2003 20:23:56 -0400 (EDT)
From:  "Brian"

Hey Beautiful Angle folks...

I love the posters, and thought it might be neat to
have coffee sometime.  I want to learn more about your
printing methods and figure out if I could contract
you guys to produce zine covers.  I'm a friend of Tim
Isaacson's and have written a book of poetry called
*Fuck This Is Nonsense*.  Anyway, I think it would be
good to touch base and chat sometime.

"I'm gonna start a revolution from my bed,
Cause you said the brains I had went to my head."
--Oasis, "Don't Look Back in Anger"

Subject:Murray Morgan Bridge
Date:Tue, 8 Jul 2003 10:10:51 -0700

Hi Lance and Tom,

I am working with a group of concerned citizens, business owners, historians, etc. to save the Murray Morgan Bridge from closure and demolition.  Although I haven't seen one of your "save me" posters yet, I have been told how fabulous they are.  Would it be possible to use it in our campaign?  We know there are a lot of people who are unaware of the pending closure (1/1/04) and getting the word out through flyers, posters, any kind of signage, is very important. 

Please let me know if you are interested in working with us.  We need all the help and support we can get.

Thank you,


Subject:Save me!
Date:Thu, 3 Jul 2003 10:02:04 -0700

Fantastic poster!  Do you have other plans to save the bridge?  Call me --we're organizing and working on the conventional methods!  We all need to work together!

From:"King's Books" <>
Subject: Great!
Date:Mon, 16 Jun 2003 19:12:18 -0700

I really like the work you're doing and thanks for posting the art
the store.  It just appeared one day and Sarah and I were impressed
this kind of activity still happens.  Keep up the good work, keep
outside the store and think about having an exhibition in-store
sometime if
you like.  We'd be up for that. 
Best regards,
John Schoppert

King's Books
218 St. Helens Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402
toll free 877-529-9525
Open Mon. - Sat. 10 - 6
Sundays 10 - 5

Date:Mon, 9 Jun 2003 14:23:28 -0700 (PDT)
From:  "dan" Subject:Re: beautiful angle response thing

i liked the one with the industrial buildings and smoke/steam and red.
that was the first one i ever did see.  the last being of course the book shelf.  it all looks very familiar only polished, in a drooling sort of way. i don't know any art scene other than the outside of the merlino building window, or perhaps the museums.  and about my "art" its all wrecked angles and pictures i can only hear.

thats all i got.


An email-based interview with local art 'zine Toby Room from June 4, 2003

The obvious one first: How did you come up with
> > the
> > > idea for Beautiful
> > > Angle?
> > >
> >
> > We are both professionals in the world of
> > communication. Lance is a graphic designer. Tom is a
> > copywriter and marketer. We love our work, but we
> > longed for an outlet of our skills that was not
> > bound
> > by client demands or some sort of specific end to
> > the
> > means. We spent a lot of time discussing how great
> > work depends on that lack of restrictions, and then
> > realized that if we didn't mind not tying our work
> > to
> > a paycheck, then it would be easy to accomplish that
> > goal.
> >
> > At the same time, Lance was discovering the art of
> > letterpress. He took a class in that area and went
> > so
> > far as to purchase a press of his own and set it up
> > in
> > his basement. Posters seemed like a perfect
> > outlet
> > of that kind of work, as well as a good solution to
>our other dilemna. Plus, because of the public nature
>of posters, you are instantly guaranteed an audience.
> >
> > > I've seen some interesting poster art lately -
> > > Camden Joy's broadside/essay
> > > series, the ubiquitous Andre the Giant/ OBEY
> > > posters, Micah Wright's
> > > 'remixed propaganda'  - is there any particular
> > > artist you think inspired
> > > you? Do you think poster art is having some sort
> > of
> > > resurgence?
> >
> > Who knows? Only on a small scale, most likely. There
> > is probably a natural, limited backlash to the high
> > tech, boundariless stuff you can do on the web. Our
> > posters and the fact that we use this 50-year-old
> > letter press to produce them creates real,
> > unalterable
> > boundaries. We like that. That structure creates its
> > own kind of freedom--it's own kind of jumping-off
> > point.
>That said, we've been fans of ObeyGiant and other
>poster artists for years. We're also fans of good
>graffiti art, which Tacoma has a surprisingly large
>amount of.
> > >
> > > How are your posters constructed? They look, to my
> > > untrained eye, like the
> > > originals were done on a letterpress. What's the
> > > process?
> >
> > The process is a combination of computer design,
> > photocopying, and letterpress work. We are moving
> > further and further toward more pure letterpress
> > production,
> > which requires setting type, inking the type by
> > hand,
> > rolling the paper through on Lance's mid-50s
> > Press, letting the ink dry, and then wheat-pasting
> > or
> > stapling them around town. You should try it. It's
> > this great, manufacturing kind of experience. The
> > labor of it is half the fun.
> >
> > But perhaps a more important part of the process is
> > that we are hoping to turn Beautiful Angle into a
> > sort
> > of creative collective. Our fifth poster featured
> > the
> > words of local poet, Tim Isaacson. Our latest poster
> > was designed by Jay Hember, a talented local
> > designer.
> > And our upcoming one will feature an original
> > linoleum
> > cut by a local designer and illustrator named Mike
> > Martin. All Tacoma folks, of course, which is part
>of the deal. If anyone else
> > would like to take a shot, they can submit work
> > through our Web site at
> > >
> > > I love the for-Tacoma, by -Tacoma nature of your
> > > project, enforced by the
> > > Tacoma residency quiz on your website. What do you
> > > think about our arts
> > > renaissance and burst of revival downtown?
> >
> > It's great. We love it. But it's not enough. Get
> > busy,
> > people. Don't let all the art come from top. Anyone
> > with access to a copy machine could do their own
> > version of what we do.
> > >
> > > What does the city think about the posters? Do you
> > > get complaints? Fines?
> > > Followed by cops?
> > >
> > We aren't out to vandalize the city in any way. We
> > stopped postering bus kiosks when Pierce Transit
> > asked
> > us to stop. We hope that we are adding to the beauty
> > of Tacoma, because we really do love this town, and
> > really do believe it is The Holy City and The City
> > On
> > A Hill.
> >
> > > And, finally: Where do you see your project
> > headed?
> > >
> > And finally, son, where do you see yourself in five
> > years? I guess this is a required question, eh?
> >
> > We certainly have a mission, but I fear it may not
> > be
> > goal-oriented enough to satisfy you. On one hand,
> > the
> > posters are what they are. Each version is meant to
> > be
> > a piece of text and design that can stand on its
> > own,
> > as an end unto itself. To bastardize a quote from
> > jazz
> > giant Charlie Parker, our posters are our thoughts,
> > emotions and experiences. If we don't live it, it
> > can't come out of the press. What would we like our
> > posters to accomplish? Well, we have pretty small,
> > realistic hopes in that area. You responded to this
> > one. Your curiosity was piqued sufficiently to cause
> > you to type our URL onto your keyboard and email us
> > a
> > question, and we feel pretty doggone good about
> > that.
> > I guess our most idealistic goal would be that more
> > people like you continue to notice, and that more
> > people spend their time thinking about art and about
> > their own wacky, unprofitable projects, and then
> > take
> > the time to finish them and share them with their
> > neighbors. Specifically, we hope it happens here in
> > Tacoma. We hope that, just for a second, a few more
> > Tacoma dwellers think about art or meaning or love
> > or
> > God or their fellow humans, instead of about their
> > paychecks or their bills or the latest sale at
> > Nordstroms.
> >
> >
> > But mostly, we do this for selfish reasons. We have
> > fun doing it. Almost everything about it, from
> > concept
> > to typesetting to printing to pasting to responding
> > to
> > folks like you, is fun. Some people golf. Go figure.
> >
> >
> > Wheee.

Date:Fri, 16 May 2003 21:37:58 -0700
Subject:Hi, Tom and Lance

Message from Ed Dobeas . . .

You guys are doing some cool stuff.  I don't know what I like more, the
posters themselves, or some of the cool photos of the posters being

Take care and all the best!


Date:Mon, 12 May 2003 16:31:24 -0700 (PDT)
From:  "Marty"
Subject:Beautiful Angle poster

Hi I saw the poster with the chess theme plastered to a kiosk near Pacific and 13(?). I think that's a great work and the words ring thoughfully true. Are there originals of that poster available?

signed, a new fan,


From:"Gene"  (from Pierce Transit)
To:"'Tom Llewellyn'" <>
Subject:RE: posters
Date:Mon, 31 Mar 2003 06:55:44 -0800

I discarded the poster, but several of our shelters have your posters glued to the glass. Which makes it difficult to remove and to get the glue of the glass. The posters have a plate of spaghetti I assume there yours because they have your web address.
Thanks Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent:   Friday, March 28, 2003 12:55 PM
To:     Gene McPherson
Subject:        Re: posters
Hi Gene -
Thanks for your interest. If possible, could you please give us a little more information about the
nature of your inquiry? We are certainly supporters of organizations like Pierce Transit.

--- Gene (from Pierce Transit) wrote:
> Please call me at 253 XXX-XXXX I would like to talk to you about your posters.
> Thanks Gene

Date:Tue, 25 Mar 2003 20:04:41 -0800 (PST)
From:  "katie"
Subject:Poster Bliss

Beautiful posters in the opinion of a Connecticutian (yes, maybe I CAN
move to Tacoma...) who stumbled across your site late one quiet
Connecticut night.  There is, however, one problem with them: I noticed
the bottom right of some say "PEEL OFF/STEAL AWAY/KEEL OVER".  A catchy
phrase, yes, but I believe the correct spelling in this context is
"peel". "Peal" is normally used in reference to bells, whereas "peel"
means "to strip or cut away".  Not that it matters in the grand scheme
of things, but one of my greater missions in life is to improve the
world by education on the use of proper English grammar and spelling. 

I do love your posters.  Maybe you could expand your empire to
Connecticut (...well, it's worth a shot anyway).

To:"" <>
Subject:Your Web Site Received a Form Submission
Date:Tue, 25 Feb 2003 21:45:15 +0000

Hello, I cannot send you email from this computer, so I'm using this form. I'm one of the three people trying to put out the new paper  "Toby Room". We would very much like to devote a great deal of space in our upcoming issue to you. The posters are incredible. Please contact me at the above (suitably Tacoma-themed) email address if you are
interested. Thanks - and thanks for the inspired good work.

From:" Laura "
To:"" <>
Subject:Your Web Site Received a Form Submission
Date:Thu, 20 Feb 2003 23:42:15 +0000

Hello, I transplanted to Tacoma 20 years ago to start a family.  While that's been great. . . I still have a frustrated artist in me. Even tho I don't have any formal training, I'm told that I'm creative, great with crafting projects and I also daily appreciate the beautiful delights of  T-Town, my adopted Home.

Date:Sun, 9 Feb 2003 18:10:09 -0800

Hello to y'all!
I don't know the wheres and whys of beautiful angle, but the posters are so, well, beautiful. I just want to compliment you on the fact that you're out there, hanging up these thought-provoking statements for Tacoma and all her streetwalkers :)
I just ran into the most recent poster today by the UPS campus and stood there for a few minutes after I read it, just standing there and trying to take the message in. Awesome...

Well done!

Date:Thu, 6 Feb 2003 22:32:15 -0800 (PST)
From:  "r s"
Subject:break it down for me

fueled by curiousity, due to one of your posters, i
checked out your web site. i was dissapointed not to
have my curiousity satisfied. so now im writing this.
if you could be so kind as to explain your mission i
would be a little more content.

From:"Mars Cleaver"
Subject:fall from parked cars, sucked into trains
Date:Tue, 07 Jan 2003 19:06:48 -0800


Saw yr new poster (th' gasoline one) outside that King's books joint
morning and liked it quite a bit.  Much better, in my opinion, than the
Tacoma/Pointy Impractical Shoes thing.  Interesting project you've set
yrselves.  I wish you luck with it.

Corner me in a drinkery sometime, I'll buy you some spirits.

Watch out for the cops,
Doctor Mars Cleaver
Science Victim International

Date:Fri, 15 Nov 2002 13:11:53 -0800
Subject:Re: you dared me

Hey! Figured they had a christian slant with all the scripture bits in
it. I
got the one from near the top of the spanish steps on the old Elks

I'll definately keep an eye out for the next run. =)


Date:Fri, 15 Nov 2002 08:46:59 -0800
Subject:you dared me

You dared me to peel off the poster and hang it in my room. Well, it's
in my room, but it is in my cubicle...

Date:Mon, 4 Nov 2002 21:24:13 EST
Subject:(no subject)

hi my name is melissa and i am a student a stadium high school. today i was at the bus stop and noticed one of your flyers and wrote the site address down. Now i am writting you to get more info of what you are all about. I didnt quite understand from your flyer and the website only said a little bit. so if u wouldnt mide could you please fill me in about what u are trying to accomplish with your posters.

thank You,

Date:Fri, 30 Nov 2001 00:24:19 -0800
Subject:(no subject)

Hey youse guys,

Me and da udder goodfellas wuz wonderin if youse guys might need some type of financial support?

Wes guys is makin lots o dough from our various nefarious activities, and would like to help youse

guys continue wit your excellent woik.

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