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Postage Stamps and Fishink Stamp Birds

October 31, 2010

I sometimes forget all about the wonderful resources for design inspiration we have around us.

For example, I was looking at Flickr and came across a great collection of postage stamps kindly

scanned in and patiently labelled by Karen Horton very kindly, just for us to just look at.

Most of these are from the 1940s’ and 50s’ .

Then my mind wandered further and I got to thinking how other people may use stamps rather

than in their traditional form, i.e. on an envelope and came across these.

Then there’s the patterns inside the envelopes too.

I’ve also been inspired by these patterns myself before and created these.


More images of stamp collections here and here. Or alternatively like K and Company have done..

just make up your own. Who ever thought stamps could be such fun.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 14, 2011 12:20 pm

    Such a lovely gathering of envelope patterns. Thanks for sharing.

    • March 14, 2011 5:30 pm

      Not at all, I love your blog, and often find it inspirational, great to share one back lol


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