Historical Postcards


Historical postcards, this series uses historic events and people’s personal memories to influence and develop simplistic line illustrations that recreate the history of Plymouth's Central Park. Talking to those who have used the park throughout their life, who have visited in the past or, attended events that happened there. We took archive materials such as newspaper clippings, personal and public photographs as a starting point for our illustrations. Combining our two individual styles to create a joint serious of historic postcards. 


We used images from Fotonow’s archives as starting points. These include: South Devon couriers cycling team at Central Park. Circus pack down 1952, photographs from The Box Plymouth, Alex Williams skateboarding, Mother and child at the old clock tower 1947, Animals at the zoo and The Mayflower Swimming Pool.



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A collaboration between University of Plymouth Media Arts students and Fotonow, exploring the history of Central Park.

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