New Stamps from Austria

Flügelaltar Gampern, Mittelschrein

austria stampDate of Issue: 13.11.2015 Colors: 4  Value: 0.80

Fir Tree

austria christmas stampThe stamp was designed by Anita Kern. For her fir tree she chose “maximum possible graphic reduction, which would make the essentials visible, but significantly reduced,” as she describes it. The tree is made up of many triangles. The light and dark green triangles represent the branches, depending on how the light falls on them, the yellow ones represent the candles and the white, snow. The two violet triangles beyond the tree symbolise the darkness of the night. In this way, the artist has created a sparkling, snow-covered Christmas tree for the stamp using graphic means, and thus referenced a long-standing tradition.

Issue Date: 13.11.2015 Designer: Anita Kern Printer: Cartor Security Printing Process: Offset Colours: 4 Colours Values: €0.80

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