Title

Postcards

Date of Award

Spring 2021

Access Restriction

Campus Access only Theses

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

Film and TV Production

School or College

School of Film and Television

First Advisor

Luis Proenca

Abstract

The William H. Hannon Library at Loyola Marymount University has one of the largest collections of postcards in the world – over one million cards. The postcards span all decades of history since their conception in the late 19th century. They provide valuable insight into the culture and communication of the past. Head of Archives and Special Collections Cynthia Becht introduces viewers to some of the most important postcards in LMU’s collection. Professor Jason Jarvis provides additional insight on the communication and social aspect of postcards. Postcard designer and letterpress printer, Eric Woods, shares his thoughts on what makes a postcard visually impactful, and the value of handmade materials. Also, Frank Warren shares his journey of how his hit blog, Post Secret, came to be. Postcards is a journey through time and a reminder of why – in a digital world – human connection through material means is still relevant and important.

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