Exotic postcards from places that don’t even exist

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Wednesday 11 February 2015

You might’ve gone on a few exotic trips in your time but have you ever been to Atlantis? Oz? What about Dystopia? Well, you can’t, but you can get the postcards!

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Postcards penned by Jack Kerouac, Ernest Hemingway, F.Scott Fitzgerald and more

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 4 August 2014

Of course, postcards aren’t just available to all of us ordinary people, but to extraordinary authors too. We like this roundup by Open Culture which includes a postcard F. Scott Fitzgerald addressed to himself but never sent, with a succinct note asking about how he was doing and that he’s been meaning to come see […]

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Postcard Swap Club

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By Lauren Shields in New Trends on Sunday 19 January 2014

Founded by illustrator Ed Cheverton, Postcard Club promotes handmade postcard swaps between artists around the world, as well as celebrating the wonderful old-school practice of mail art. This blog acts to document and feature these exchanges in an attempt to encourage more people to swap artworks and generate a huge global network of postcard swappers.

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Chandler O’Leary’s sketches from the road

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By Caitlin Sullivan in New Illustration on Thursday 5 September 2013

As an avid traveller and professional illustrator, Chandler O’Leary often sketches what she sees on the go. With hundreds of sketches that didn’t quite fit her work projects, she decided to share them with the world.

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Tall tale postcards

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Tuesday 27 August 2013

Before the first World War, tall tale postcards — so called because of the unbelievable exaggeration in them, such as larger-than-life produce — were all the rage. Alfred Stanley Johnson, Jr, who cheered on the abundance of Wisconsin’s agricultural prowess, was quite a master at these staged snapshots that often starred his family and friends.

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In Shanghai, you can post postcards to your future self

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 8 May 2013

If you’ve ever wanted to send letters to your future self — or someone else — but never knew how to for obvious logistical reasons, now you can. In Shanghai, you can locate one of these crafty postcard cafes and post a card as far into the future as you like. There are 365 different […]

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Postcards From Above by Akos Papp

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Design on Saturday 29 September 2012

These retro-styled postcards aren’t decades old, as one might assume. Rather, they’re created with aerial images from Google Maps and edited to give them that antique feel. Postcards From Above is a Tumblr project from art director Akos Papp that uses modern technology to create something truly nostalgic.

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Mmm, postcards that smell like food

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 4 August 2012

Imagine a food printer that takes a snapshot of food and extracts its aroma simultaneously, then prints a postcard with aroma inks via a sensor that mixes the inks in the machine. Yes, a Chinese industrial design student did dream up that concept, and has even made a prototype device of this food printer for a Sony competition. We’re not so sure about the invention, though. It is just slightly cruel to send yummy smells to a friend instead of calling for good old food delivery.

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Postcards from Paris by Genevieve Gauckler

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By Eve Politanoff in New Illustration on Friday 12 August 2011

An email will never replace the pleasure of sending a postcard. Enjoy this series of funny postcards from French illustrator, Genevieve Gauckler. Her works are bright, fun and hectic, combining symmetrical designs with soft-edged computer generated images laid against photographed backgrounds. From Paris with Love.

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Colour Vs Context illustrated postcards

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By Casper Johansson in New Products on Wednesday 7 January 2009

Colour Vs. Context contains 24 illustrated postcards created with pens, paper, ink, computers and love by freelance illustrator, Joe Rogers, aka Colourbox. It comes in a limited edition run of just 500 books, and each one comes individually hand numbered and stamped with an official Colourbox product stamp.

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Budi Satria Kwan

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By Kate Barnett in New Design on Wednesday 25 June 2008

Having just spent a week turning my blonde hair green in the chlorine of the pools of Singapore, I was happy to discover some new local design to take my mind off such a disaster.

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Bindi Booth postcards

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Friday 14 March 2008

Talented young Australian illustrator Bindi Booth recently designed these postcards for Lost At E Minor which are playful, fun, and, I believe, wonderfully engaging dinner company: aw, shucks! Those of you going to Semi-Permanent Perth may just find one in your showbag.

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