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5.09.2016

Long May She Wave ~ Review

Long May She Wave
100 Stars and Stripes Collectible Postcards
By Kit Hinrichs

This is a delightful treat to open.  With the appearance of a book one is instead provided with an assortment of patriotic/flag themed postcards.  There are 100 postcards with 50 unique images so that one has 2 of each.  This "book" (measuring 6-5/8"h x 4-3/8"d x 4-1/2"w) could quite easily sit upon the shelf of your home library and not stand out.

I thoroughly enjoyed examining the postcards from this collection.  With images dating from as far back as 1861 one gets a unique perspective of the esteem with which the American flag and various patriotic symbols have been held throughout the history of the United States.

There was a picture of Lady Liberty from circa 1915 that my sister and I both thought was from the 1970's because of the way she was dressed.  This is a fun way to explore history and share time with family.

This would be a perfect gift to give to someone who enjoys American history.  This would also be a welcome addition for any homeschooling library.  With 2 of each postcard, send out one or two or better yet stamp and address them to yourself and send them to that friend or family member who is just to busy to let you know they are o'kay, who knows maybe you'll finally hear from them.

*Please be aware that the author has a book of the same name also available which is from 2013. 

I was provided a copy of this postcard book/box from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.

About the Book:
From one of the world's leading graphic designers comes a stunning tribute to America's most enduring icon-the Stars and Stripes.The Revolutionary Congress resolved in 1777 that "the flag of the United States be 13 stripes, alternate red and white, that the Union be 13 white stars in a blue field representing a new constellation." Since that time, the American flag has been raised high in wartime triumph and peacetime celebration; burned in fervent protest; sewn lovingly onto quilts, caps, pillows, and bags; appropriated by the commercial sphere to sell goods as varied as cigars, and designer clothing, and rock-and-roll albums; and faithfully honored every 4th of July to celebrate America's independence. Compiled from one of the largest collections of American flag art in the world, these postcards showcase more than 200 years of artistic interpretation and innovation.   From patriotic banners and folk art curiosities  to modern artistic masterworks, this historic cache of images has been lovingly curated and packaged by legendary designer Kit Hinrichs.


About the Author:

KIT HINRICHS is considered one of the world's most influential graphic designers and is partner in the global design firm Pentagram. He has more than 3,000 Stars and Stripes artifacts in his collection, which has been exhibited at the American Institute of Graphic Arts in New York and the San Jose Museum of Art. He lives in San Francisco.