From Victor Manta@21:1/5 to All on Wed Jul 19 21:18:27 2023
In the last decades, postal administrations compete to present and produce postage stamps that show and/or use different materials. In 2023, the Swiss postal administration decided to amaze the world with a new monochrome
stamp, tasteless and odorless, featuring the most common construction
material, the concrete. It is visualized in an "artistic" context, as a
basic block that characterizes buildings of Switzerland.
Here is what the Swiss postal administration itself proudly tells us about
its gray "masterpiece":
"The “Art in architecture” stamp completes the series launched in 2020 to reflect Swiss Post’s commitment to art. As with its predecessors, the materials used for this special stamp again play an important role in its design, suggesting the pillar for which the stamp stands. To give the
concrete wall depicted in the design a tactile dimension, cement pigments
were added to the ultra-matt finish. ... As a stamp design, the symbolic concrete wall represents an artistic pillar that characterizes Swiss Post buildings throughout Switzerland."