• New Swiss Wall Art Stamp

    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."

    The stamp image can be found on my new webpage: https://www.artonstamps.org/Countries/Switzerland/2023-swiss-art-wall.htm

    Victor Manta, PWO

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