Friday Jul 6, 2012 by mike
Loving the subtle grooviness of this stamp from Cuba, commemorating their participation in the 5th Pan American Games. The distinctly Cuban color scheme and funky illustration style goes nicely with the clearly Canadian Games logo.
Friday May 18, 2012 by mike
Nice one from Germany with the shoutout to "Invincible Vietnam." Excellent deliberate use of halftone dots.
Friday Apr 27, 2012 by mike
Two stamps from the German Democratic Republic, celebrating the International Year of the Child.
Friday Apr 6, 2012 by mike
Here's one from the 1971 International Pacific Fair held in Peru.
Friday Mar 30, 2012 by mike
Probably for the same reason I love amusement park maps, I love super clean architectural illustrations like the ones in these two stamps from Germany. The first one celebrates the 75th anniversary of the suspended tram in Wuppertaler and the second one is for the Sport Und Erholungszentrum recreation center in Berlin.
Friday Mar 9, 2012 by mike
Two stamps from Germany all about SPORTS! No idea why the illustrator got all wavy with everything, but it works for me.
Friday Feb 24, 2012 by mike
Three-stamp set from Germany, putting a subtle 1977 twist on the art nouveau (Jugendstil) styles of the turn of the 20th century.
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Friday Feb 17, 2012 by mike
Two stamps from Hungary from a year of competitive recreational activities. 1982 didn't just see Budapest hosting a stamp-worthy Rubik's Cube world championship, but also a stamp-worthy European table tennis championship!
Friday Feb 10, 2012 by mike
4 stamps from a 6-stamp set from Laos, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the inaugural hot air balloon flight in Paris, 1783. This illustration style isn't really common in Laos, so I'm wondering if the artist was French. If anyone has any information on these stamps, please send it on over!