Frank Warren is the founder and curator of the PostSecret project, which he started in November 2004. He has received thousands of postcards, and is now setting up a travelling exhibition of the best cards. He lives in Maryland, USA.
I love this book. It's utterly compelling, and at times heartwarming, funny and poignant. The postcards featured are all anonymous contributions to a group art project, where people write a secret they have never told anyone on a home made postcard. A great coffee table book, which will make the perfect present for the quirky and creative ones in your life. Personally I'd treat yourself to it, it really is beautiful.
Steve Lund's life is comprised of days spent surfing and nights on his 1950 Matchless G80 motorcycle, running his NQA (No Questions Asked) Messenger Service. He's not interested in ';working for the man' and not that keen on anything too strenuous, certainly not engaging in a search for a missing girl who's left her nest and might be found anywhere along Southern California's stretch of endless beaches.In this rollicking jaunt through mid 1950s So Cal surf culture, Steve becomes an amateur sleuth, hunting for the missing Gloria Hess. He loads up his surf wagon, a trusty but rusty 1940s Ford panel truck, and hits the beaches north and south, from Santa Barbara's El Capitan to San Diego's Windansea. With a stash of Acapulco Gold to help spur memories of the missing teen, and the enticement of reward money from the girl's worried father, Steve combs the coast and hits the waves in search of Gloria, her custom Velzy surfboard, and her ';48 Chevy station wagon. He finds indifference and hostility from local cops, animosity from local surfers protecting their breaks, and gregarious, sometimes overly friendly females. With an eye for detail gained from his personal experience in the milieu, author Frank Warren immerses the reader in the local surfing culture that would soon influence the world.
New York Times Bestseller An addictive collection of new full-color postcard secrets and app secrets from the author of the smash the #1 New York Times bestselling PostSecret books-with more secrets than any previous PostSecret book! A decade ago, Frank Warren began a community art project that captured the popular imagination and became a worldwide obsession. He handed out postcards to strangers and left them in public places-asking people to share a secret they had never told anyone and mail them back to him anonymously. More than half a million secrets, 600 million hits to the award-winning PostSecret blog, and five huge bestsellers later, the PostSecret phenomenon is bigger than ever. By turns funny, heartbreaking, thoughtful, and moving, this compendium of graphic haiku offers an intimate glimpse into both individual private lives and into our shared humanity. Included in this compelling new book are dozens of the best archived secrets from the original PostSecret app; inside stories about the most controversial secrets Frank Warren has received; moving text from the new PostSecret play, foreign secrets, puzzle secrets, and much more!
The third instalment in the PostSecret phenomenon, this time focusing on the compelling secrets of men and women everywhere. Postsecret.com founder Frank Warren is back with an irresistible addition to his hugely popular PostSecret series. For THE SECRET LIVES OF MEN AND WOMEN, Warren has selected a never-before-seen collection of postcards bearing the explosive confessions and captivating revelations of men and women everywhere. Created using photographs, collages, illustrations and more, the handmade cards offer a compelling dialogue on some of today's most provocative topics from marriage and infidelity, to parenting, office politics, repressed fantasies, and even abortion; daring us to consider how well we really know our friends, family, even ourselves.
A compelling book of the confessions and secrets from the PostSecret website - the project that captured a nation's imagination The instructions were simple, but the results were extraordinary. 'You are invited to anonymously contribute a secret to a group art project. Your secret can be a regret, fear, betrayal, desire, confession or childhood humiliation. Reveal anything - as long as it is true and you have never shared it with anyone before. Be brief. Be legible. Be creative.' It all began with an idea Frank Warren had for a community art project. He handed out postcards, asking people to write down a secret and post it to him, anonymously. The response was overwhelming. In under a year, Frank had over 10,000 cards which he posted on the website. The confessions were thought-provoking, funny and weird, touching on every aspect of human experience and revealing much about the state of modern life, and catapulting PostSecret to the status of global phenomenon. Superbly illustrated throughout, this book is a great conversation piece, fascinating to flick through, and almost unputdownable once you have.