I’ve been working non-stop lately on my PhD research on locative media. As such, I have been reading a lot about various ways of representing place – from guidebooks to location-based services or as this recently acquired specimens below demonstrates – maps and postcards:
The postcard is of Lake Como area in Italy. Aside from presenting a whole bunch of roads and towns (where I’m sure one could easily find delicious panini and gelato), this map postcard makes Lake Como look more like a river.
Here’s the flip side:
“Well, you asked for postcards with maps, but I bet you never expected a road map!”
For the record, I did mention on this blog about how – as a child – I loved postcards with maps. I don’t quite get the appeal now, however, as they aren’t a useful map nor a scenic or indicative postcard image.