Congratulations to SBA Fellow Florence Gendre who has designed another postage stamp for France! This is the seventh stamp for the wonderful “Métiers d’art” series, after Jeweler / Leatherworker / Ceramist / Crystal cutter / Bookbinder / Luthier.
This stamp celebrates the work of medieval illuminators.
“After extensive and fascinating iconographic research, it was challenging to adapt the know-how of medieval illuminators to that of the engraved stamp. I took back my Ecoline pens and inks, brushes and gouaches and above all OOOOR!!! What a pleasure to return to all these techniques that I no longer practiced.
Multiple versions were necessary to harmonize all the philatelic products offered by Philaposte: stamp, sheet, souvenir, philatelic document and cancellation stamp.”
The stamps will be launched this week with a special signing session on Friday September 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m at Carré d’Encre, 13 Bis Rue des Mathurins, Paris 9