Lonely Planet Writer

Remember Taiwan's wonky post boxes? Now they're on postcards!

Two post boxes that went viral in Taiwan after they were tilted during a typhoon will feature on a set of limited-edition postcards.

People pose for photographs next to a pair of roadside mailboxes that were uniformly bent by a falling signboard during Typhoon Soudelor earlier this month in Taipei, Taiwan. The damaged mailboxes have become celebrities in Taiwan.
People pose for photographs next to a pair of roadside mailboxes that were uniformly bent by a falling signboard during Typhoon Soudelor earlier this month in Taipei, Taiwan. The damaged mailboxes have become celebrities in Taiwan. Image by (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

The two Taipei post boxes were bent sideways during Typhoon Soudelor in early August and immediately drew fans keen to be photographed with them or create cartoonish memes of them. A series of four drawings of the boxes were chosen from 132 public submissions, and will feature on a limited-edition run of 10,000 postcards. The postcards will be available at all post offices in Taipei starting on Friday and will cost NT$20 (US$0.61) for a set of four. Read more: focustaiwan.tw

A couple poses for photographs next to a pair of roadside mailboxes that were uniformly bent by a falling signboard during a typhoon earlier this month in Taipei, Taiwan.
A couple poses for photographs next to a pair of roadside mailboxes that were uniformly bent by a falling signboard during a typhoon earlier this month in Taipei, Taiwan. Image by (AP Photo/Wally Santana)