Thursday, December 07, 2006

Book #48 - PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives

Edited by Frank Warren
The instructions were simple, but the results were extraordinary.
“You are invited to anonymously contribute a secret to a group art project. Your secret can be a regret, fear, betrayal, desire, confession, or childhood humiliation. Reveal anything – as long as it is true and you have never shared it with anyone before. Be brief. Be legible. Be creative.”
Like the website (that I visit every week after it's been updated), the postcards range from funny to tragic, silly to disturbing, trivial to profound. Some of the postcards are wonderfully creative - they truly are works of art.
Layout-wise, I didn't like the cards that were displayed over 2 pages as the text was often partly hidden in the crease, but it's still a clever idea turned into an interesting coffee table book. It's also nice to know that part of the proceeds go to a suicide hotline.

My Rating: 3.5/5
“Like fingerprints, no two secrets are identical, but every secret has a story behind it.”

1 comment:

  1. I usually take this book and peruse a few images while visiting the bookstore. It's definitely an interesting peek into the minds of random people.

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