Color inspiration from some recent stamp designs. Two series by graphic designer Gavin Potenza entitled 'A Field Guide to: the Stamps of the World' and 'Homage to the Stamp'. Along with a New Zealand heritage collection of the alphabet of cultural icons.
Letterpress print, printed by Providence's DWRI Letterpress. The artwork has been printed on an archival 250gsm Somerset Radiant White primtmaking paper. It contains four overlapping transparent print layers and one blind debossed layer. Limited to an edition of 200, each print is blind debossed with the edition number.
20 original stamp designs representing 10 different countries from around the world.
"The stamps were each inspired by various elements surrounding the culture of the countries, including the Swiss-born color theorist Johannes Itten, old French Tarot cards, the Brazilian boardwalk Copacabana, German designer Otl Aicher, Mayan patterns, the Swiss Alps, sweater patterns, and op artist Victor Vasarely."