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Diving / 飛び込み

August 11, 2012

22 October 2009, United Kingdom
Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012
designed by Julian Opie ( born 1958 )

During this Olympic games I watched several sports which I was not familiar with.  One of them was Diving – throw oneself from a high board, perform acrobatic rotations or twists within a second or two and enter the water with minimum splash… the TV cameras showed great details of control of muscles in the air.

My first feature of a stamp on London 2o12 Olympic Games is designed by an artist, Julian Opie, who is good at capturing flexible movement of the human body.



paralympic games – 2 / パラリンピック- 2

June 26, 2012

22 July 2010, United Kingdom
‘Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012‘
Paralympic Games: Table Tennis
design: Michael Craig-Martin

Another set of stamps on Olympic games was issued in 2010. My favourite designs are about the Paralympic games, again.  The stamp below is showing the ringing bell of Goalball – which is a team sport designed for blind athletes.

Paralympic Games: Goalball
design: Tobratron


un grand merci / 大感謝

September 12, 2010

1 March 2005, France
design: BEN ( Benjamin Vautier )

It is said ‘Autumn is for Art’ in Japan.  Hot summer has finally gone and people start to read again and go to museums.  It was really too hot this summer to think – well, I have just experienced two weeks of it, and it was enough.

Anyway, I am back on this blog and featuring stamps by Benjamin Vautier, known as Ben is one of Fluxus artists.  He has a funky website, but did not tell me about his stamps at all ( my French problem ), I found the issue year finally on French wikipedia!  These stamps remind me an installation at Ecole d’art à Blois completed in 1995, named ‘Mur des mots’.

I am having my first solo exhibition at Rocket Gallery in East London from 18 September and these stamps express my current feeling as well.



この秋、London Design Festival時期に東ロンドンのRocket Galleryにて初めての個展を開くことになり、やっと今週、招待状を送ります。この2枚の切手は、わたしの今の心情をよく表現してくれています。