Friday, January 23, 2015

Philately Fridays: Vietnam, 1978

I'm not sure what sporting event or competition this stamp is for, but the abstract geometric background the mix of spot color + halftone printing are really doing it for me. "Bưu chính" means postal and that's all I can tell you. If anyone has any information on this one, please share it!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Philately Fridays: Hungary, 1969

Two from the incredibly prolific Hungarian designer Joseph Vertel. Buildings, thick lines, and grimy halftone dots... this guy knows what I like in a postage stamp design. So good.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Philately Fridays: Bulgaria, 1979

The color scheme on this stamp from Bulgaria has me wishing it was still Fall. Can anyone translate the text on this one?

Thursday, January 8, 2015

José Maria Cruz Novillo

Here's a collection of one of the greatest contemporary graphic artists to emerge from Spain. José Maria Cruz Novillo is an accomplished and acclaimed designer and sculptor from Madrid. One look at his logos, posters, and matchbook designs and you'll fall in love with his iconic style. Enjoy!

See much much much much more work from José Maria and his son Pepe at

Friday, December 12, 2014

Philately Fridays: Op-Art Stamps!

Two 1970s stamps showcasing some super trippy op-art styles. One from Finland and one from the grand-daddy of the genre, Hungarian-French artist Victor Vasarely!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday, October 31, 2014

Philately Fridays: Great Britain, 1968

Halloween, Christmas, a nightmare before Christmas I guess? Anyways, enjoy this great Christmas gift-themed postage stamp before the holiday shopping season goes full tilt.