from letter press to @

活版印刷から@マークへ

8 May 2009, Switzerland
design: Meike Kollmann / Lithography

It happened in Tunisia and now in Egypt – they are telling us that the group of people who share opinions are exchanging information and being united faster than ever.

This stamp is evoking this change in forms of communication, and at the same time telling us the tactile quality we shouldn’t forget.  In fact, we are re-discovering the artistic value of letter press and traditional methods in stamp printing as well – I hope.

チュニジアの政変につづきエジプトでも、インターネットとソーシャル・ネットワーキングが意見を同じくする人々のつながりを早めたのは確かなことのようです。

この切手は近年のこの変化を図柄にしつつ、凸版印刷の伝える素敵な素材感を忘れないで、と言っているように見えます。レタープレスの名刺や本が静かな人気を保ち続ける日本で、凹版や凸版印刷の切手も再評価されて高い品質のものが発行されたらいいのにな、と願うのはわたしだけでしょうか?

2 thoughts on “from letter press to @

  1. This stamp is the result of a design contest. Unfortunately only two countries (as far as I know) used this winning design: Switzerland and Luxembourg

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