Got hate mail? No? Come on - everyone LOVES hate mail, especially if they come in such artful form as these hate mail as drawn by London-based artist Mr. Bingo* (Facebook).
The story goes like this: one day, a drunken Mr. Bingo tweeted that he'd send an offensive postcard to the first person who replied. Someone did, and Mr. Bingo sent his very first hate mail to a complete stranger named Jonathan Hopkins. It said, "F*ck you Jonathan, f*ck you and f*ck your sh*t legs." Needless to say, it was a hit.
Mr. Bingo's hate mail became so popular that he opened a service. For a fee, you could send your enemy, loved ones, or even yourself, an expletive-laden and obscene postcard. So far, Mr. Bingo has completed 400 pieces, but (bad news!) is so swamped with work that the Hate Mail service is only open periodically (Follow his Twitter account @Mr_Bingo if you want updates on availability).
The good news is that he's just published a book featuring some of the best Hate Mail postcards he's drawn. Take a look at the pics below (warning: expletives ahead), and then get the Hate Mail book.
"Dear Clare, Cardiff is a sh*t-hole"
"Dear Matt, You are a loser and you have a fat back"
"Dear Mark, F*ck you and f*ck your cat"
"Dear Joel, I Hate You"
"Dear Chris, You will never be as good as Peter Andre"
(Peter Andre is a British-Australian musician and reality TV star)
"Dear Julian, You Are Nothing"
"Dear Ben, Give up your unrealistic dreams"
"Dear Thierry, Last night I dreamt that you were killed by kittens with LAZER EYES"
"Dear Laura, You look like Gaddafi in a wig"
Last year, Mr. Bingo gave a talk at Glug London about the Hate Mail Project, which you can see below or over at Vimeo:
| Interview at Huffington Post
*And the question you've been asking: so why the name "Mr. Bingo"? Crane TV explains: