Wednesday, January 5, 2011
A good friend of mine asked me to create a postcard for her to send to family and friends to remind them to keep her in their prayers. The card was also designed with the dual purpose to make her contact information readily available. I don't know why I chose to replicate the passport...maybe I had been watching ALIAS or The Bourne Trilogy. All I know is that it was one of my first concepts and it sounded fun. The edge of the white box was inspired by a piece of mail that my cousin, Leah sent to me from Kenya, which I now use as a bookmark in Isak Dinesen's Out of Africa (which reminds me: I need to write about post dedicated to my obsession with all things pertaining to Out of Africa). Okay, back to the card... I whipped up the South Africa stamp after hours of searching for a photoshop brush that matched the vision in my head. I guess sometimes it's just easier to make it yourself. I made sure to erase a portion of the stamp because there wasn't a single clear stamp in my passport. There you have it. Jess' Passport Postcard. What do you think?