Covered Up Blog

Where you will find interviews, company news, and more

Sweet liberation

Have a secret? Want to share? With who, you ask. Well, the world. Anyone. Everyone. No one. In particular.

PostSecret, an ongoing “community mail art project” created by Frank Warren, can help you out. The central idea: people anonymously mail in their secrets on a postcard they’ve designed and created by hand. Warren then selects certain postcards to put up on the site, in one of his New York Times best-selling books, or in PostSecret museum exhibits (yes, they really do exist).

Peruse the site and chances are you’ll think something along the lines of: “wow, isn’t it amazing the things we bottle up.” Sexual fears, fantasies and experiences; deeply suppressed emotions; unique perspectives, apprehension and joy regarding various bodily functions.

According to pantagraph.com, Warren has received a half million mailed secrets from every corner of the world since he launched the project on Jan. 1, 2005. As of late March, the site had received 300,000,000 hits.

Some recent secrets:


LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS:


blog comments powered by Disqus
  • “ Thank you for such quick turn-arounds, wonderful organization, your professionalism, and most of all your great ideas and solutions.”

    — Tracy Cunningham
  • “Thank you so much for your great work and incredible speediness!”

    — Laura Williams, Algonquin Press
  • “You guys are great. It will be my pleasure to recommend you to fellow authors. I’m particularly impressed with your prompt turn-arounds, and your ability to effectively capture my concepts.”

    — Richard Bard
  • “ I honestly couldn’t imagine a better cover. I get people telling how much they love the cover on a regular basis. ”

    — S.C. Barrus
  • “ The cover and layout are so professionally done and compelling. The whole design speaks to a high level of quality and style and I think that has a huge impact on book sales. ”

    — Cynthia Morris
  • “ Better than professional! Every time I asked to tweak this or that detail, they did it with both alacrity and creativity. Very friendly and helpful throughout the process. ”

    — Ira Berkowitz

By The Numbers

  • 12
    Years in Business
  • 162
    Trade publishers served
  • 981
    Indie publishers served
  • 15
    Awards