Frank Warren started PostSecret as a community art project, inviting total strangers to anonymously mail in their secrets on homemade postcards. This simple act sparked a global phenomenon.
To date, Frank has received over 1 million secrets in his mailbox with more arriving every day but Sunday. PostSecret.com has had over 831,000,000 visits and has won seven Webby Awards. The postcards have been curated for six New York Times bestselling books and have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and the American Visionary Art Museum. From August 2015 through December 2017, Frank’s PostSecret: The Power of a Postcard was on display at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum in Washington, DC, and is now on display at the Museum of Man in San Diego, CA. The exhibition highlighted the aesthetics of postcards and the juxtaposition between anonymity and shared experiences. Frank has traveled the world sharing secrets and stories from Australia to Winnipeg. There is a PostSecret album, a PostSecret TED Talk, and a PostSecret Play that received stunning reviews from Olympia, WA to West Palm Beach, FL. In 2011, Frank was awarded the ‘HopeLine Lifetime Achievement Award’ for his work on suicide prevention and was invited to the White House to work on issues of mental wellness.