print method and motif / モチーフと印刷

February 5, 2012

1996Sweden001

2 January 1996, Sweden
Wildlife / West European Hedgehog
design: B Lundwall
engrave: P Naszarkowski

When the chosen motif and printing method are matching together – the result is good.  This stamp with two colour intaglio depicts spiky needles of a Hedgehog very well, as well as the atmosphere of this animal at the bottom of hedges.

From my previous post, I think the head beam of a car by Lithography technique works well – density control of blue and yellow – but the Hedgehog is not so well depicted as this example.

選ばれたモチーフと印刷方法がマッチして素敵な結果になっている切手。凹版印刷のかりかりした線が、柔らかな輪郭を持ちながらもとげとげした針に覆われるハリネズミの姿と、生け垣の下に棲むらしいこの動物の雰囲気を良く伝えています。

一つ前のポストの切手はリトグラフで制作され、闇に光る車のヘッドライトは効果的に描かれているけれど、ハリネズミの表現はいまいちだよなぁ、、と思うのでした。

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