Sometimes, less is more.
In the case of SK Tom Christian, VR6TC, his sensationally barebones black and white QSL card couldn't be read any louder and more clearly.
Of course that level of instant recognition for hams of a certain age was driven by a familiarity with Marlon Brando (himself a ham!), who played Tom Christian's great-great-great-grandfather, British naval mutineer Fletcher Christian in the 1962 movie Mutiny on the Bounty.
Older hams also had the benefit of the Bounty Trilogy books, and the 1935 movie version of Mutiny on the Bounty featuring Charles Laughton's definitively cruel Captain Bligh, alongside co-superstar smoothie Clark Gable as Lieutenant Christian.
Talk about adventures in paradise!
According to Wikipedia, after returning from a WWII off-island New Zealand stint, Tom Christian was hamming it up on Pitcairn from the mid 1950s until his retirement in 2004. During that time he sent out many thousands of QSL cards. Christian died from effects of a stroke in 2013.
Ol' Jeff K1NSS found two VR6TC cards in a terrific DX card collection he purchased at a local fleamarket, and gifted one to his book collector brother, for the vintage volume pictured above.
Gotta say, it's difficult to evaluate this QSL's minimalist aesthetic apart from the backstory. Would it have the same schwing as an identical card from kid ham Jeff WB2EXW of Whitesboro, New York?
Maybe a little less je ne sais quoi, eh Pepe LePeu?
For sure, this just the facts Ma'am design goes back to the birth of ham radio early 20th century, a bit before cartoony QSL images became a la mode later 20s, earlier 30s.
With a QTH like Pitcairn and a Polynesian palm for a family tree, from a QSL perspective, Captain Bly might say "Mister Christian! You got it made in the shade."