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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Finland 2015 - 100th Anniversary - Toivo Kärki










:: FINLAND (SUOMI)
 :: THEME: Toivo Kärki
  :: NOMINAL VALUE: 1st
   :: ISSUE DATE: 2 March 2015
    :: STAMP DESIGN: Lasse Rantanen

     
     
    


Three phases from a musical maestro’s long career.
This year, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Toivo Kärki, a versatile talent from Finnish music life. To celebrate the occasion, Lasse Rantanen has designed a miniature sheet. The stamps depict the three different phases of Toivo Kärki’s long career: a performing musician, an active music industry player and composer as well as a record company mogul during the last decades of his career. During his career, Toivo Kärki composed countless Finnish classics. As a record company boss, he helped tens of artists in creating their careers. 

Lasse Rantanen has created a series of portraits with a scratchboard technique in which a motif is scratched out of a black-surfaced cardboard with a sharp knife. Rantanen is known for his imposing illustrations true to his individual style in Helsingin Sanomat’s monthly supplement and Suomen Kuvalehti, among other magazines. He was awarded the title of Graphic Designer of the Year in 2005 by Grafia − the Association of Visual Communication Designers in Finland.

stamp images and description thanks to:
 www.collectorzpedia.blogspot.com













Toivo Kärki 100 vuotta

MINIATURE SHEET
POSTI PRICE: 3.30 €




SINGLE MINT STAMP


SINGLE MINT STAMP




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