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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
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Monday, April 29, 2013
Yes, this is my third blog in a row showing postage stamps, but there are some really cool designs out there and I feel compelled to show them to you. These are from Finnish Artist Kaj Franck. Franck was one of the leaders of ever-popular midcentury Finnish design. Like many influential Artists of his time, he designed about a million other things as well (textiles, furniture, interiors, tableware, etc).
The Arabia Finland website describes Franck's philosophy this way, "had a strong social conscience that was aroused particularly during the war. He was interested in mass production and the possibilities of technology to produce diverse practical objects at a reasonable price". I think it's interesting that this way of thinking has, for better and worse, shaped a lot of our current consumer culture... but that's a much longer blog post for another time!
Saturday, April 27, 2013
As often happens on the interwebs, I was looking at Stefan Kanchev's stamp designs for my last post and ended up ogling the many gorgeous stamp designs the world has to offer. I like this set of Finnish stamps for the artwork and for the way they work individually and together. Unfortunately, I can't find the name of the artist.
I'd love to design stamps. Will someone please hire me to do this? You actually can get your own images printed on real USPS stamps. Check it out here. I don't think you can do a series that flows from stamp-to-stamp like this but still a cool idea.