3Creativity, First Class
On my desk is a pile o postcards at least three inchestall, sent to me and my wie rom people all over theworld. They are inscribed with sentiments evoking aspecifc sense o place.For example: Here’s one o “The Bean” in Chicago’sMillennium Park, or a pink-purple sunrise over the wet-lands o Hillman Marsh in Ontario, or a bald cypresstree at sunset in Louisiana. There are also manycolorul landscapes o the mind: Andy Warhol’s silkscreened “Four Monkeys,” classic paintings by Matisseand Chagall and van Gogh, a lovely gouache happyace by the late designer Alan Fletcher. Postcardspurchased rom art museums and bookstores, ordiscovered in attics or at ea marketsoten tellingtales o places that no longer exist, whose historyis preserved through these yellowing squares othick paperboard.In the ollowing challenge, you’re going to designyour very own postcard, but or someone else’s travelobservations. Will they recognize the spirit o the placethey’d visited rom what you create?
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“Like all great travelers,I have seen more thanI remember and remember morethan I have seen.”
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Ask or multiple paragraphs rom people thatyou know, then create an accordion-oldedpostcard book that links the locations throughthe overall design.
Ask a riend to write a paragraphor you rom a vacation destinationthey returned rom recently. Takethat paragraph and design a post-card or it that evokes a sense oplace rom that destination. Then,when it’s complete, send it to your riendwith the paragraph written on it.