zetti moon faces (by hahawtf)
Oh hay thar, Tumblr! I have slacked in my updating here, but not in my art making. I am offering you peek at my first Zetti-style ATC’s, made for a swap.
I don’t know what took me so long to give this style a go. It’s right up my alley: all bright colors and doodles and randomness. I really like the way these two turned out and have got some more percolating on my art table as I type this.
Yeah, so I ended my self-imposed Swap-bot exile and am happier now to be back. I’ve set myself a few “rules” to follow so I don’t burn out again. I’ll give you a hint what one of them is: it starts with “Fuck” and ends with “the haters.”
THIS WEEK’S ENVELOPE
is the sweetest thing. A FDC or first day cover (envelope) coming of course from Daniël’s collection, from Nijntje, also known as Miffy. Nijntje comes from Konijntje (= bunny) and it is a very famous character from children’s illustrator Dick Bruna, from the Netherlands. In fact, Nijntje is so loved in the Netherlands it has become some kind of mascot for the country. Let’s all hope one day the Olympics take place in the Netherlands and Nijntje is used as the official mascot. It’ll be my happiest time! I love him! :)
One day I wanna have that whole sheet of stamps.
Twice :D <3
For $5 USD, you can commemorate the first message sent over ARPANET (the pre-Internet internet, for the unsure). Trail riders and packhorses will travel from Menlo Park to downtown San Jose, California, beginning on Sept. 12 and ending on Sept. 15, distributing the mail at the ZERO1 Biennial, which celebrates the intersection of art and technology.
Click through the image to find out more, and to participate!
THIS WEEK’S ENVELOPE
is an amazing one with Rembrandt van Rijn, I think the stamp is even more amazing. The envelopes we’re posting here, are most commonly known as first day covers, they have the matching seal and stamp, as you see. If you had a postcard, with the matching frank and stamp, that’d be called Maximum, and they’re the one’s I’M planning on collecting :)
Hey, here’s more about the artist that inspired the theme to this cover.
THIS WEEK’S STAMP 2
is so adorable! I don’t like churches, I rarely do, but this stamo is a very beautiful design of the image of a brazilian stamp and I hope you can see with all the angles I’ve tried to picture, there’s a holographic effect, if that’s how you call it, that makes the “glass”work of the window shine in different colors and it’s also glossy. I love this stamp, it’s shape and colors are so attractive! The main colour also sorta shines in a silvery way when you move it. The stamp celebrates the 600 years of this church in Rio. :)
Scott Catalogue# 1190
Issued on Dec 28, 1961
The stamp features a student nurse lighting a candle, symbolic of passing the flame from Florence Nightingale. December 28th, 2011 marked the 50th anniversary of the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) issuing this iconic nursing stamp. Did you know that 100,000 were first printed —but demand swelled to a printing of 100 million.
JANNE HARJU HAS WONE THE OSCAR PRICE OF PHILATELY
The winners of the traditional Asiago competition were announced on July 15th. Take a look who won: Napa’s JANNE HARJU, with his awesome “Branches of Friendship” stamps! Janne designed these Valentine’s Day stamps for Itella last year (2011). This was the fifth time when this highly recognized prize was admitted to a Finnish stamp.
CONGRATS JANNE!! :)
Please read Itella’s press release here (in Finnish).
Additional info: Tommi Kantola, Product Manager, Itella Posti Oy, puh. 020 451 5531, firstname.lastname@example.org