Posted by Olivia dela Rosa on November 13, 2014
Our travel style and habits have truly changed today. We now look to our smartphones and cameras to take photographs as travel souvenirs. Real-time posting of travel photos or experiences has never been this convenient, and it inspires us to share more.
But before Instagramming everything from departure to arrival and all the way back, travelers have resorted to this thing called postcard. What’s beautiful about postcards is that travelers can take the time to pause, sit down and relish the highlights of their trips. And it doesn’t hurt that the postcards themselves are designed beautifully, giving justice to whatever place you find yourself in.
Now that the use of postcards is becoming rare, card designs are usually outdated. But lucky for us, we have found awesome artists and designers who have reinvented these postcards by giving them a modern and cleaner look. Say goodbye to retro and vintage souvenirs and give way to these 30 beautiful postcard designs, hopefully inspiring you to get one on your next trip.
Summer inspired. North Shore Bethel postcards
Headed to Oz. Australian Tourism Exchange postcard designed by A Friend of Mine
Darjeeling (Un)Limited. Travel postcards by Ranganath Krishnamani
Hello, beautiful. Handlettered postcards by Emdash Paper Co.
Never off the grid. 4-city map postcards by Firewatergallery
Atlanta, Gorgeous. Paper Goods Cards by LetsAllMakeBelieve
Polaroid postcards. Travel Postcard Set of Italy by RhinoandRoo
Travel More! Postcard by Gabriela Prattingerova
Pick your adventure. Build Your Own Travel postscards by JoyFilledWander
Makes you want to visit a real safari. Safari Floral postcards by KBandFriends
New York like you've never seen before. Another New York Artist postcard by Staronov
Tres chic. Souvenirs de Voyages by Alice Joulot
To a place you've literally never been before. Postcards from Imaginary Places by Jackie Ferrentino
Berlin, mein schatz. Berlin postcard design project by Louise Leake
A postcard for every state! Backroads Postcards by Mariah Marx
Monochromatic dreams. Travel Postcards by APairofPears
Beautiful sketches for all your favorite cities. Illustration Postcards by Tessa Galloway
This goes to all the Portland hipsters out there. PRTLND postcard by shawna-x
Roadtrip-ready. See The World postcard series by Decemberbaby
The kind of route you'd want to take. Route Sixty-Licks by Sara Surrette
A postcard for each experience. Postcard Pack by Artifact Uprising
Can't we take both? Paris vs. New York postcards from Anthropologie
Small World Project by Dan Burgess
Upcycle those old postcards and turn them into works of art (like this). Second Chance Postcards by Loren Klein
Travel postcard and brochure in one. Astray Travel Co. by Rebecca Alise Williams
Great postcards for a great blog. Wandering Tv by Amrit Pal Singh
California postcard set by Kate Miss
Awesome play on typography and photography. The Great Outdoors travel postcard by Anthony Fontaine
Customized watercolor souvenirs, yes? Watercolor Postcard by WanderlustColors
The type of card we want to receive in our mail. Travel Mail by Red Stamp
With all the inspiring places and views that we get to see around the world, one can't help but be inspired. And with all these creative postcard designs coming up, it would not be surprising at all if people find themselves sharing postcards again.
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