By Denise McCarty
Contests resulted in revolutionary designs for 2 current Swiss stamp points.
A 100-centime (1-franc) stamp reflecting the theme of sustainability features a word-search puzzle, and a set of 4 cut-to-shape stamps celebrates summer season enjoyable. All 5 stamps have been issued Could 6.
Carole Kiechl designed the Sustainability stamp, profitable a contest held amongst 22 college students in a visible communication course on the Bern College of the Arts.
Her design consists of letters and numbers on 15 strains. The denomination “100” is circled in pink within the fourth row and the nation title “Helvetia” is circled close to the underside of the second column.
Swiss Submit says that this design “goals to encourage individuals to interact with the picture by looking for phrases,” including that “there are 24 German, French and Italian phrases to be discovered, all associated to the subject of sustainability.”
Gutenberg AG of Liechtenstein printed the stamp by four-color offset in panes of 16.
Three artists have been requested to create stamp photos that evoked a summer season ambiance via easy designs, based on an article in Swiss Submit’s Give attention to Stamps.
Staff of Swiss Submit voted on the three proposed units of designs, choosing the set by Patrick Oberholzer because the winner.
His designs seem on 4 self-adhesive stamps formed like sun shades (85c), a fruit drink (85c), an ice cream cone (100c) and a slice of watermelon (100c), offset-printed by Joh. Enschede of the Netherlands in small panes of 10.
Swiss Submit mentioned, “Regardless of the small format, there’s loads to find in his designs: the designs are enriched by means of playful options, comparable to a fruity silhouette for the drink, a contact of Swissness mirrored within the sun shades and candy decorations on the cone.”
Could 6 additionally was the difficulty date for different Swiss stamps: commemoratives marking the Summer time Olympics in Tokyo, seventy fifth anniversary of the Worldwide Handball Federation and 150 years of Rigi Railways; Europa stamps; and Professional Patria semipostals showcasing craftsmanship and cultural heritage.
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