Friday, March 27, 2015

Philately Fridays: German Democratic Republic, 1966

Op-art style stamp celebrating the parachute jump world championship held in the city of Leipzig in 1966.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Philately Fridays: Austria, 1974

Really groovy typographic stamp from Austria. Channeling some 007 vibes.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Philately Fridays: South Korea, 1974

Beautiful Korean stamp from 1974. I'm gonna ask around for a translation of the text. Until then, just enjoy the Tron geometry happening here.

Okay, apparently the text at the top just says "South Korean stamp." I was hoping for something a little more exciting, but what can you do...

Friday, February 6, 2015

Philately Fridays: On The Radio

Two stamps celebrating the transmission of soundwaves through the air over to listeners.

Bulgaria, 1979.

Great Britain, 1972.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Philately Fridays: Germany, 1973

Two stamps from the German Democratic Republic commemorating Expovita, an expo for sports and cultural recreation.

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