New Stamps from Finland

Animal Town

finland animal town stampsThis year’s autumn stamps feature a colourful urban cityscape. Graphic artist and illustrator Lotta Nieminen has designed a miniature sheet of six stamps depicting a good-humored imaginary town in which animals and people live happily side by side. “I designed a small house in each of the stamps, allowing people to put together a miniature town of their own when they use the stamps on an envelope or package,” Nieminen says in description of the Animal Town miniature sheet. Lotta Nieminen currently resides in New York City, where she is forging a successful career as a versatile graphic artist and illustrator. Nieminen’s clients include Hermès, Google, The New York Times, Volkswagen and IBM. In 2014, Forbes magazine included Lotta Nieminen in its 30 under 30 list in the Art & Style category.

Issue Date: 11.09.2015 Designer: Lotta Nieminen Colours: 4 Colours

Everyday Design

finland everyday designs stampsDesign is alive in the daily life of Finnish homes In September, Posti will continue its series of stamps to mark the centennial year of Finnish independence to be celebrated in 2017. Created by graphic designer Ilkka Kärkkäinen, the Everyday Design stamp booklet features Finnish designers and their classic products from different eras. Stylishly designed practical objects have been a typical element of daily life in Finnish homes for several decades.

The stamps in the booklet depict the Solifer moped by Richard Lindh, the Kukkuluuruu fabric designed for Marimekko by Sanna Annukka, the Block lamp by Harri Koskinen, the Paratiisi plate by Birger Kaipiainen, the Mademoiselle lounge chair by Ilmari Tapiovaara and the Ultima Thule glass by Tapio Wirkkala.

Issue Date: 11.09.2015 Designer: Ilkka Kärkkäinen Colours: 4 Colours

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