Postcard Revival

One of the shops that we saw at Collective (see here) over the weekend was Postcard Revival. This spectacular project approached some of Johannesburg’s most talented artists, illustrators and photographers, asking them to depict Johannesburg in just one image. These artworks were then transformed into limited edition postcards. 

With email and social networking, we do not write letters anymore and postcards have become a tourist souvenir. But looking at these cards, I was reminded that the joy of receiving a postcard or sending a postcard, especially such a beautiful piece of art, makes finding postage stamps worth all the trouble!

The project started with Johannesburg but they plan to show off other great cities. You can watch a video they made showing the journey of a postcard through Johannesburg here. Visit their website or like their Facebook page.

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