As connoisseurs of history, we sometimes find styles, habits and turns of phrase from the past that we wouldn’t mind bringing back to the present, Doc Brown-style. This time around, we’re dusting off the postcard.
Everyone needs a change of scenery from time to time.
And whether it’s a weekend road trip or a monthlong tour of Asia, we predict you’ll spend at least some portion of the next few months in unusual climes. It’s an opportunity for reflection, mind-broadening and—if you came prepared—a little nostalgia. We’re thinking of the postcard…and the kind that doesn’t come from a gift shop.
V Mag For Victory: Somehow, she doesn't seem like the patient type. [The Cut]
Second Time’s the Charm: Street Etiquette drops their second awesome black history slideshow. And unlike the last few “most stylish” lists we’ve seen, we actually learned a few new names. Required reading. [GQ]
The Screamin’ Jays: Johnny Depp, Nick Cave, Chrissy Hynde and Mick Jones of the Clash get together for Haiti with a downright awesome cover of “I Put a Spell on You.” And just like that, we’ve got a new favorite charity single. [Vulture]
Take My Card: Our new favorite way to get postcards. [Lifehacker]
Now that everyone we know is instantaneously available, the postcard is getting pretty anachronistic. Luckily, it was never that useful to start with.
These cards embrace the retro vibe square on, borrowing the covers of classic 60s-era Penguin books. With a little cleverness, the former tourist staple becomes an ode to the tangible pleasures left behind in the digital age, whether it’s the dusty paperback, the hand-written missive, or the postal service. Now you just have to remember where you put those stamps…