Merry Christmas!

メリークリスマス

1978 Uruguay
Christmas
design: F. Alvarez Cozzi

After all greetings ( received only ) and tidy up of the year, finally I am in a mood of holidays/resting.  I have just got a new music book of baroque for Ukulele  – now I am thinking of design for the new year’s greeting message.

This Christmas stamp from Uruguay has refined style and peaceful atmosphere – but this stamp was released when the current president José Mujica, known for his criticism against rich politicians, was imprisoned by the Right wing police state.

クリスマスの挨拶を横目に見ながらいろいろ片付け、ようやく冬の休暇の気分の今日、ウクレレで弾くバロック音楽の楽譜が届きました。新しい曲を練習しながら、新年のあいさつに付ける図案を考え中。すてきなクリスマスを!

このウルグアイの切手は流麗なイラストとほんわかした雰囲気が好きですが、実はこの切手が発行された頃は「異常な警察国家」体制が敷かれていて、「金持ちは政治家になってはいけない」という実に的を得た消費社会への批評で知られる現大統領のホセ・ムヒカ氏は獄中でした。

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