Considering all of the telecommunication technology available today, you have to appreciate how the postcard has held surprisingly strong through the E-storm.
From solar-powered postcards to ceramic ones, this cluster shows how the postcard has remained near the top of the mailing list through nifty innovations and even (gasp!) electronic improvements.
Implications - While postcards have been replaced by ecards for the most part, there is one thing that an email cannot provide it's receiver -- tangibility and a full sensory experience. From postcards that peel to wooden postcards that can be saved as keepsakes, it's apparent that people still value tactile objects regardless of technological advancements.
Awesome Ways to Write Home, From Solar-Powered to Ceramic Postcards
Frano Brambilla's Vintage Postcards Feature Alien Beings
iPhone's ‘Postino' Allows Users to Send Vacation Letters
Made of Dried Sushi
Franco Brambilla's Postcard Updates Add New Spice to Old Tchotchk
Artistic Monument Postcards
Landmarks Dressed Up by Artist Markus Georg
DIY Wood Carvings As Mail
Post Cup Allows You to Send Messages on Mugs
Pop-Out Planes Put a New Spin on 'Air Mail'
Peelable Post Cards
Peel off Fruit Skins to Reveal their Fleshy Greetings
Send Sunny Greetings with the HYMini MiniNOTE
3D City Postcards
Fred Flare 'New York' Papercraft Stationery
Monster Invasion Postcards
'Holidaying Horrors' Depicts Terrible Tentacled Tourists
DIY 3D Greetings
Build Your Own New York Postcards
Old Postcards, Stamps and Magazines Reused in Jewelry