Postcard is the very first major publication conceived, compiled,
written and designed by Agathe Jacquillat and Tomi Vollauschek at
The book comes in an exciting packaging FL@33 developed back in February
2007. Its die-cut cover reveals details from the 20 commissioned postcards
contained in pockets behind the cover. There are over 380 different
versions of the front cover alone – due to the different possible
combinations of the 20 enclosed cards which were added in random order.
The commissioned cards are by Daniel Eatock, Juju's Delivery, Jeremyville,
123Klan, Geneviève Gauckler, Catalina Estrada, Marion Deuchars,
Hellovon, eBoy, Gregory Gilbert-Lodge, Supermundane, Anthony Burrill,
Tabas, Rinzen, Andrzej Klimowski, Yorgo Tloupas, Mark Adams, Elisabeth
Lecourt, Vaughan Oliver at v23 and FL@33.
sample spreads here.
The original English edition of Postcard was released in September
2008 by Laurence King Publishing. Several foreign language editions
were also released by their international partner publishers including
a French edition by Pyramyd Editions entitled 'Cartes Postales', a
Spanish edition by Gustavo Gili entitled 'Postales – Diseño
por correo' and a German edition who kept the original 'Postcard'
title (but added the subtitle 'Postkarten-Design heute') by DuMont
– Literatur und Kunstverlag.
It's the only book to document recent postcard design, this will appeal
to anyone interested in art, design and graphics and taps into the
trend for postcards – popular in art, advertising and as limited
editions for collectors. The book features on 224 pages over 800 hand-picked
postcards and postcard-related projects by over 130 artists, illustrators,
photographers, designers, studios and collectives from all around
the world, with emerging talents sitting alongside established artists.
Features handmade artworks, limited edition sets and books, commercial
promo cards, high-tech postcards and interactive online projects that
successfully link the virtual with the physical world. See
sample spreads here.
We also launched a dedicated website featuring details such as the
complete list of contributors, previews of the original English and
all foreign language editions and links to some of shops where you
can order the book – please visit postcard-book.info