concentric circles 3 / 電波・同心円その3

July 1, 2017

1 August 1967, USA
Voice of America – 25 years of VOA

Hand drawn circles on natural colour of paper – light weight impression, but strong stamp.  Maybe because the centre of the circles is the centre of the stamp?

It was 50 years ago when this stamp was issued.  In that year, the anti-Vietnam War movement was started and spread throughout the US, and biologists started to warn about damage to the environment.  The current president is now in action to waste those 50 years of great effort and wisdom…

紙の色のバックグラウンドに手描きの同心円。シンプルで軽い印象を与えるけれど、なぜか強い。同心円の中心が、切手の中心にあるからでしょうか?

この切手から、ちょうど50年。その頃まだアメリカでも細菌兵器を作っていて、ヴェトナム戦争に反対する社会ムーブメントが始まった年。生物学者や海洋学者が環境問題への警告を発し始めた時期でもあります。そして今、50年分の努力と英知を無きものにしようとする、がっくりな45代大統領。。

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