Why do people write postcards? What do they write? Who do they send them to? Is it possible that the answers to these questions can tell us more about the human experience? I am dying to find out. My name is Evan MacDonald, and I am a graphic designer/student pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at BYU-Idaho. OnePostcard is my latest project; it is a synthesis of research and design. I am a design student who cares about more than just images. I care about people, and what drives us to do what we do.
This project is about people and how we interact. I am conducting a simple survey and taking some time to analyze actual postcards. I am interested in how many words fit onto a postcard, what are the significant messages that we chose to cram onto half of a paper rectangle. When and why do we send them? Who do we send them to?
If you would like to participate, there are a number of things you can do:
Upload some postcards. Take pictures or scan them and provide both sides (I am most interested in the messages). Any personal information, addresses, etc., will be censored. Take the survey. Tell people about the project.
Please a part of this project; it is nothing without people and artifacts. Visit onepostcard.com for more information.