MY THINKING BEHIND THE POSTCARD DESIGN

MY THINKING BEHIND THE POSTCARD DESIGN

a mindmapping exercise to draw ideas and think out what the POSTCARDS from KIRKCALDY are really about. They need to be simple. They need to be eye-catching and engaging to enable people and participants, whether they be identified stakeholders ( user groups), or just impromptu people who are interested in what the POSTCARDSfromKIRKCALDY are all about.
What questions should they be posing for people to contribute their own thinking of ideas for spaces in the town of KIRKCALDY ?
Each POSTCARD will be specific to a particular space, but they all need to be linked or matched in some way.
The next few posts will profile the postcard method for public engagement and the design of the cards and their final form will be determined through this process.

POSTCARD : Kirkcaldy from the east, 1838

Kirkcaldy fronm the EAST, 1838

This is a POSTCARD of a painting from Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery, by an unknown, un-named artist. It is a very inspiring image as it clearly shows the waterfront at Kirkcaldy. It depicts a great amount of detail of life at a point in time during the 1830’s. It shows the harbour in action and the smoking chimneys of the linen and linoleum factories, as well as people walking on the shoreline of the River Forth. There is also a great vista towards Edinburgh, beyond Seafield Tower. This is one of my favourite paintings.