PostSecret – Anonymous Secrets on Postcards

August 15th, 2007 by Jerome Dahdah

Do you have a secret you need to get off your chest, but just can’t tell anyone? Well, here’s a solution: PostSecret. Completely anonymous people decorate a postcard and portray a secret that they have never before revealed. Some revelations are funny, while others are just plain shocking or sad. What amazes me is how artistic these cards are. But hey, since pictures say more than a thousand words, just have a look at this goosebump-inducing trailer:

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Nice to see such a display of humanity and art combined. initiator Frank Warren has published a number of books full of these amazing postcards:

For those wondering, the song featured in the video is “Breathe Me” by Sia, found on the album Colour the Small One.

5 Responses to “PostSecret – Anonymous Secrets on Postcards”

  1. Rob says:

    I remember looking at this site a while back. I was floored when I read one that was on an picture of a baby and it said.

    “My parents didn’t want me I was really an abortion.”

    Really amazing.

  2. Arjan Eising says:

    In The Netherlands we have this concept for a few months. The cards are displayed in national papers, like NRC.Next.

    They are always nice to read. Some are funny, some are about things you really don’t want to happen with you.

  3. Joel Laumans says:

    Breath taking… disturbing reading some, yet comforting to know there is a safe haven for your secrets.

  4. adastra says:

    That songs does it all for me – it’s the song of the final episode of the TV show Six Feet Under – mind blowing and very sad…

  5. Jerry says:

    Thanks everyone for your feedback. I’ve been listening to Sia’s album since yesterday, it’s really beautiful.

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