New Stamps from Finland

Student Cap

finland student cap stampAnssi Kähärä has designed a 1st class stamp featuring a student cap.  The simple Student cap stamp with a blue background showcases modern typography, and the black peak of the cap is emphasized by gloss paint. In the stamp, the cockade of the cap shows Apollo’s lyre, the emblem of the Student Union of the University of Helsinki, which is also on all new student caps. In May, the Student Union of the University of Helsinki will celebrate the 150-year-old student cap as a part of the University of Helsinki’s 375th anniversary.

Issue Date: 02.03.2015 Designer: Anssi Kähärä Printer: Joh. Enschede, The Netherlands Process: web-offset 5/1 Colours: 4 Colours Size: 35.5 x 24.5mm Values: 1st class

Festive Bouquet

finland festive stampRiikka Juvonen has illustrated a colorful and abundant orchid and peony bouquet for the stamp.Ari Lakaniemi and Susanna Rumpu are responsible for the stamp’s graphic design. Riikka Juvonen is a multitalented artist, writer and illustrator from Helsinki. She has written dozens of books and also illustrated most of them. Years spent abroad among different cultures can be seen in Juvonen’s works as bold use of colors, for instance.

Issue Date: 02.03.2015 Designer: Riikka Juvonen, graphic design: Ari Lakaniemi and Susanna Rumpu Printer: Joh. Enschede, The Netherlands Process: web-offset 6/1 Colours: 4 Colours Size: 34.5 x 24.5 mm

Mirror Mirror

finland mirror stampsThis year, International Women’s Day is celebrated with stamps depicting female caricatures looking at themselves in a mirror. The Mirror Mirror stamp booklet contains four 1st class stamps. The stamps are designed by Laura Valojärvi who specializes in illustrations for children’s books. She is also writing a doctoral dissertation at Aalto University, researching the significance of picture books from the point of view of Finnish children’s book illustrators.

Issue Date: 02.03.2015 Designer: Laura Valojärvi Printer: Joh. Enschedé, Haarlem, Netherlands Process: web-offset 5/1 Colours: 4 Colours Size: 34 x 45mmValues: 4 x 1st class

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