For as long as I can remember I have always collected postcards. I didn’t realize that I was a collector until one day I caught myself spending £11 on a single card.
Although I love all postcards my particular favourites are the 1960s and 1970s cards. I adore the fabulous Technicolor of their blue cloudless skies. They’re totally unreal. Yet while the images are amazing, the key thing about postcards that I really love is the fact that the only place you usually send them is home.
You can be anywhere in the world, Timbuktu or Skegness, and still send the same sentiment – I’m thinking of you.
So my tribute to these wonderfully human, little postal treasures was to create a village out of them. For me, a postcard means home.
Laura Vent's Postcard Village is currently on display in Wieden + Kennedy London's L Gallery in our reception. Officially London's second smallest gallery.