New Stamps from Iceland

Ceramics Design

iceland design stampsCeramics design is the theme of the seventh stamp series dedicated to contemporary Icelandic design.Ólöf Erla Bjarnadóttir designed the work Jarðlög (Sediments). Guðbjörg Káradóttir and Ólöf Jakobína Ernudóttir form the team Postulina which designed the dinner service Jökla. Hanna Dís Whitehead designed the artwork “Samtal“ (Dialog).

The designer team Borðið (The Table) designed “Leirpottur“ (Clay Pot) using Icelandic clay.

The team consists of Brynhildur Pálsdóttir, Guðfinna Mjöll Magnúsdóttir and the clay factory Leir 7 owned by Sigríður Erla Guðmundsdóttir.

Issue Date: 18.02.2016 Designer: Örn Smári Gíslason Printer: Cartor Security Printing Process: Offset Litho (CMYK) + PMS Metalic Colours: 4 Colours Size: 39 x 24 mm

The Nordic kitchen

iceland nordic designs stampThe Norden stamps of 2016 are dedicated to Nordic food and what has been termed as the “Nordic kitchen”. In Iceland’s case the focus is on the “Icelandic kitchen”, the stamp featuring Icelandic food ingredients. The history of Icelandic cuisine is rather short and simple. However, an interesting national kitchen has developed – the cuisine being based on excellent ingredients and old traditions. Icelanders have access to fresh and unpolluted ingredients. Little is known about the food and eating habits of Icelanders during the settlement´s first centuries. Settlers brought with them sheep, goats, cattle, pigs, chickens and even ducks.

Issue Date: 18.02.2016 Designer: Oscar Bjarnason Printer: Cartor Security Printing Process: Offset Lithography Colours: 4 Colours Size: 40 x 30 mm

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