1972. A fine year for stamps... - DESIGN 29
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1972. A fine year for stamps…

29 Nov 1972. A fine year for stamps…

Sometimes looking back at ‘what went before’ is just as good as looking forward to the ‘marvels of things to come’…

So here we’ve been looking at stamps. Yes, we think stamps are not just for stamp collectors!

d29-munich72-2Furthermore, we think there are stamps – and then there are stamps. This post (excuse the pun) is based around the ill fêted Munich Olympics of 1972, when stamps produced in Germany, Australia, the US and even Cuba & Cyprus (perhaps usually little recognised for their stamp design?) are all graphically not only of their time but also in many cases quite sublime.

The US stamps were created for both the summer games and the winter games in Sapporo, Japan later that same year – and featured a continuation of the same graphical style .

Beyond that, we also think some of this philatelic creative work would stand up well 46 years later.