avant-garde in 1923


1923 Netherlands
design: N. J. van de Vecht

I am a great fan of letterpress stamps as they often have a beautiful naïveness and simple composition.  This one from the Netherlands must be very advanced in design at that time, compared to other conventional portraits of sovereigns.   I featured another set from 1926, the Dutch post office in the 1920’s was quite experimental in their artistic attitude.


1923年は日本の大正12年。J. H. モーガンが設計し建設に約3年かかったモダンな丸ノ内ビルヂングが春に完成、同年9月に関東大震災が起こりました。震災を生き残ったこのビルは残念ながら1999年に解体されました。もしも残っていたら、今回の地震で壊れていたかもしれないし、、複雑です。

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