print method and motif -2 / モチーフと印刷-2

February 8, 2012


1 July 1966 (top) and 1 September 1969, Japan
Firefly Squid and Moss Balls
definitives

These two stamps are showing gleaming squid and ‘Marimo’ Moss Balls, both in the water.  The coarsely finished paper and 2-3 coloured Gravure printing are cost effective and matching very well to the motifs – translucency of squid and reflected light on fish and delicate surface of the Moss Balls…  Spot-on job!

上:昭和41年7月1日発行
下:昭和44年9月1日発行
普通切手

2枚とも水中の、ホタルイカとマリモの描かれています。ざらっとした紙の質感に2~3色で重ねたグラビア印刷のけっして高価ではない手法ですが、濃淡の調整が細やかで、ホタルイカの少し透けている質感や、マリモの表面の細かな水泡と魚の背が水上からの光を反射させている様子などが巧みに表現されています。丁寧な仕事です。

2 Responses to “print method and motif -2 / モチーフと印刷-2”

  1. Jürgen Says:

    it’s impressive to see how the two fishes seems to fly in the water !!

    • Azumi Tomoko Says:

      I am glad that you enjoy it. I like thing like this – not spending a lot, but effective and beautiful job.


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