Pretty Pink Horses

Graphic Design My first stamp order. “40p – With his head facing backwards, the horse is reminiscing on the previous year, whilst his raised front leg signifies his readiness for the year ahead. The cloud pattern is one of the oldest patterns in Chinese art & architecture.” Set of 6 Stamps Souvenir Sheet Lunar NewContinue reading “Pretty Pink Horses”

U is for Underhill

Graphic Design, Alphabooks     Driving Horse-Drawn Carriages for Pleasure: The Classic Illustrated Guide to Coaching, Harnessing, Stabling, etc. Francis T. Underhill Dover 1989/2014 Originally published in 1897, back when carriages were the cars, trucks, & buses of the day. Recommended by Robin Bledsoe, Bookseller. For serious carriage enthusiasts out there, Bledsoe has, or had,Continue reading “U is for Underhill”

Graphic Design: Year of the Stamp

  USPS: Lunar New Year Stamp Rings in 2018 Art director Ethel Kessler, Illustrator Kam Mak Kessler’s stamp design also incorporates two elements from the previous series of Lunar New Year stamps: Clarence Lee’s intricate cut-paper design of a dog and the Chinese character for “dog,” drawn in grass-style calligraphy by Lau Bun. ~~~ AnotherContinue reading “Graphic Design: Year of the Stamp”