3/25/08 DDR Stamp of the Day (7) - 379-80
This 2 stamp set was issued for the December 3-17, 1957 Conference of Postal Ministers of Communist Countries in Moscow. For another conference stamp (in that case the 6th Conference in Peking, 1965) please see this stamp. (3/6/58)
In 1964 pop artist Robert Indiana (né Robert Clark in New Castle, Indiana) created LOVE for a Museum of Modern Art gift-shop holiday card. In 1973 this forceful composition of color and typography served as the design of the first U.S. love stamp. So in love am I with the look of LOVE, it has been on a screen in my living room for the past 14 years. Though the Indiana stamp was a beloved crowd-pleaser, it took nine years before the post office issued a second love stamp--this one, in 1982…
SO MUCH PILEUP
Here are three groovy posters designed by three different artists from three different points on the globe for three various clients. All are circa 1969/1970. Keiichi Tanaami (Japan) for an illustrated book. Click image for larger view Dieter Fix (Cologne, Germany) promoting Moroccan oranges. Click image for larger view Alan Gelman (New York) for Sears. Click image for larger view
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