Andrew Graham-Dixon asks the question, “We are all familiar with postcards sent from holiday destinations to family and friends. But the postcard wasn’t always just a medium to pass on messages with a photograph of a local scene on the front.”
“In fact, there has been a long history of art on the front of the postcard which has evolved from advertising to wartime propaganda to saucy seaside scenes. It is this last era, with its pictures of earthy couples having fun on holiday, that sticks in our minds as the heyday of the postcard. However postcard art is currently enjoying a revival.”
“So what is it about creating art for postcards that means it has endured for so long?”
I couldn’t agree more. Read the post on BBC here.