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Random Project 2012: Happy Anniversary Queen Liz

Posted in Projects by andrejabrulc on 06/02/2012

It’s 60 years today since The Queen ascended to the throne and the Random Project created some postcards to commemmorate this event – the words picked were “Queen”, “Jubilee” and “Diamond” (the postcard below is a response to the word “Queen”).


The Random Project shows a growing collection of postcards.  The postcards were originally first shown in an exhibition of typographically led work held as part of the London Design Festival in 2006. The exibition showed experimental projects based on randomly selected words from Time Out. My word in the Random show, beautiful, is pivotal in the novel A Day in Spring (1953) by Slovene writer Ciril Kosmač (1910-1980). The author, who spent many years in exile, suffuses his prose with nostalgia and a sense of longing for his native landscape. The postcard Drink from the original show was then further exhibited as part of the Great British Design? conference at St Bride’s Library in London (2007).

A large number of creatives worldwide have since contributed their postcards to the project including Alan Kitching, Alan Rickman, Ed Fella and Stefan Sagmeister to name but a few.

The 2012 Project celebrates the spirit of London during the year in which the city is hosting the Olympic Games 2012. Each postcard is thus designed in response to a randomly picked word relating to either 2012, London or the Olympics.

The project is open to everyone of all ages, creatives or non-creatives. If you are interested to join in and create a postcard please click here to find out how to participate.

Have fun!

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