Friday, March 25, 2016

Finland 2016
Congratulations - Booklet of five 1st Class Stamps


ISSUE DATE: 26 February 2016
 STAMP DESIGN: Sanna Mander

The new 1st class congratulations stamps were inspired by traditional stickers. This can also be seen in the cut of the stamps: the style is inspired by old stickers instead of the usual indented edges.

Graphic Designer and Artist Sanna Mander says that she started the design process of the stamp booklet with her favorite theme among traditional sticker illustrations, the Basel Dove. “It might be carrying an invitation to a nice garden party in the spring, with bubbly drinks and a cake with flower and fruit decorations,” she says. Her illustrations are found in many publications, children’s books and home textiles. 

Sanna Mander’s kantele stamp, which was released in 2014, was selected as the second most beautiful stamp in the EUROPA series.

Stamp images and description thanks to Posti