Mark Mothersbaugh's love for art started early in his childhood, immediately after it was discovered that he was extremely nearsighted and legally blind. His first correctional glasses offered Mothersbaurgh a new view of the world, inspiring his obsession with imagery and illustrations. His first works, which he began creating in the late 60s and into the 70s, consisted of many different mediums, including rubber stamp designs, ink illustrations, screen printing, decals and mail art. He participated in local showings and received recognition for his work in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.

It all changed for Mothersbaurgh when he decided to share his postcard works in his critically acclaimed solo shows during the 80s and 90s, and with his gallery tour in 2003 titled HOMEFRONT INVASION! 2005's tour, The Visual Art Of Mark Mothersbaugh, featuring works from both his Postcard Diary Prints and Beautiful Mutants photographs.

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