Hiya fellow Postcrosser
First of all, thank you for sending me a postcard!
Postcrossing is such a happy way to travel the world; sending postcards randomly and getting a glimpse of strangers' lives, loves and cultures, it's ace! And I get to line the walls of my flat with your postcards instead of dull wallpaper.
I'm a PhD student in literature at the University of Leeds, UK, and enjoy reading, daydreaming, laughing, dancing, deep thinking, doing sports (yoga, swimming, cycling, running: triathlon practice, not so much the actual competition), the Arts, old maps, my thesis on J. M. Coetzee, the view from my window and cooking for friends. You'd make me very happy with postcards of any of these things!
Other postcards I'd be happy to get are those by Kay Nielsen and other book illustration/poster artists of the early C20, the Golden Age of (book) Illustration, Art Nouveau/ Jugendstil/ the Brandywine Tradition, and such. To give you an idea, their artists include but are not limited to: Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac, Ivan Bilibin, Aubrey Beardsley, Coles Phillips, Alphonse Mucha, etc. Book illustrations of the late C20 that I'd like to receive are by Quentin Blake.
I also like colourful fonts, typography and calligraphy, rainbows, the Old Ladies, Zwarte Beertjes and other book covers, Audrey Hepburn, as well as any other colourful arty or bookish postcards, ones that make you smile (like the German humorous ones and Calvin & Hobbes), or any with a lot of red & teal or people reading or bicycles in them. I am, however, not much of a fan of scenic tourist cards, ad-cards or season greeting cards. Obviously, these are all suggestions for when you're stuck for inspiration.
Likewise, if you don't know what to write; I enjoy hearing about tiny things that made you smile, random thoughts, what makes you tick and/or why you choose this card in particular. If you don't fancy any of the suggestions, send a postcard of what you do like and tell me more about it!
I prefer my cards handwritten, dated and stamped. Dents and smudges give it character.
Cheers. I'm looking forward to receiving your postcard!