- Karten: 16 Seiten
- Verlag: Pelican Publishing Co (September 2000)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1565548353
- ISBN-13: 978-1565548350
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 0,6 x 10,2 x 14,6 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 288.757 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Halloween: Romantic Art and Customs of Yesteryear Postcard Book (Englisch) Karten – September 2000
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Taken from the book of the same title is a selection of the images of Halloween as celebrated in the early twentieth century, when it was a romantic holiday, a time for soothsaying traditions in love and luck. The years from 1900 to 1918 are considered the 'Golden Age of Postcards' -- a time when lavishly designed and printed cards were exchanged at every available occasion. Halloween cards were extremely popular, full of all the vivid imagery of the occasion, and are highly sought-after collector's items today. These beautifully illustrated postcards capture the essence of the romantic art and customs of yesteryear and are a delightful commemoration of America's fastest-growing holiday: Halloween.
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Okay, I am used to thin and flimsy card stock on postcards. That's actually kind of normal and expected now from these cheaper book style postcards, but whatever. These are not the thinnest I've encountered, but somewhere up there. It's just about as good as a magazine cover. I know these postcard sellers are out to make a buck, but would it kill them to actually print these on thicker paper so that, I don't know, it may actually survive the post? I don't even mail these anymore, instead I include them inside letters I send to friends. Says something when I have to protect a postcard in an envelope.
What really irks me about these particular postcard book is the image quality. Again, I am not looking for giclee print quality or an artist print or anything, but I have absolutely no doubt that the seller took 72dpi files from Google Images, went into Photoshop to compress it a few more times, printed it on copy paper, stomped on it a couple times, scanned it in in 21dpi and used that resulting image to print this mess. Every card is low quality and pixellated. I feel like I need to wipe my glasses. I feel like I'm in a geocities website.
Would it kill them to source high quality images and print on high quality paper? If they were selling newspapers then sure, whatever, but this is supposed to be a postcard collection (which you assume would have mail-quality paper) that prides itself on 'Romantic Art of Yesteryear' which I assume is marketed to people who actually want to see the images. But all they do is grab compressed JPG images from the Internet and print em out and call it a day. I honestly don't think they even see what they're printing. Don't even bother to clean the art or anything. I can't even give these away to friends, it is too embarrassing.
I own the other Halloween postcard books from another company, who packages them in books of 30.
When I purchased this book of postcards, I noticed a few that look familiar. I recalled 1 of them I still had in a booklet of 30 Halloween postcards. I wanted to compare the 2. The design was identical, however, I noticed that the print quality of this postcard book is not as sharp as that in the book of 30 from a different company. This design was a bit blurry, whereas the book of 30, that had that exact same design, it was clear.
I'm mentioning this, as when I run out of cards from this book, I'll probably just keep to other books of Halloween postcards.
There are some unique postcards in here, not found in other sets of postcards, but the quality of the printed pictures isn't the same in this book.