• Postcards

Beat Schlatter


March 2020, 256 pages, 448 colour illustrations, hardcover, 17,5 x 24,5 cm, German/English
ISBN 978-3-85616-917-6


Honoured with the ICMA Award of excellence

Highlights from Beat Schlatter’s Postcard Collection

A Panorama of the 1960s to the 1980s

Swimming pools, Alpine roads, beaches, winter-landscapes, animals

Beat Schlatter, one of Switzerland‘s best-known cabaret artists and actors, is a passionate postcard collector. He has been collecting picture postcards for decades. The majority of the colourful cards date from between the 1960s and 1980s, the pinnacle of European tourism. For the publication Postcards, Beat Schlatter has selected more than four hundred picture postcards from his extensive collection, ordering them in twelve pictorial chapters: for example, beach promenades, hotels, gardens and fountains, cityscapes by night, Alpine roads or snow-covered winter scenes. The picture postcard conjures up a holiday mood, preserves souvenirs, stimulates wanderlust and temporarily satisfies the longing of those stay-at-homes. A book that will make the viewer wonder, smile and remember.

About the author:
Beat Schlatter (* 1961 in Zürich) is one of Switzerland’s best-known cabaret artists, actors and script-writers. He is also a keen postcard-writer himself, and over a period of thirty years, has gathered an extensive collection.