Stamps to be published on September 6 feature impressive nature photos, familiar urban park scenes and the unusual sculptures of Jasmin Anoschkin. The themes of the stamps coming out on November 3 will be Finnish Independence Day Celebrations and the fairytale world of Rudolf Koivu.
Stina Hovi has designed a stamp roll featuring Finnish nature and its four seasons.
- Four seasons are the richness of Finnish nature. However, with climate change, the boundaries between seasons are becoming fuzzier. I hope that these stamps, for their part, remind people of the fact that everybody must protect the unique nature, Hovi says.
The stamp roll has 100 stamps featuring four different domestic no-value indicator stamp themes. The Four Seasons will be published on September 6.
Timo Mänttäri is the artist behind the colorfully stylized, familiar landmarks in the stamps depicting the urban parks in Turku, Porvoo and Hämeenlinna.
National urban parks make up a network of valuable urban landscapes that covers the most important locations with regard to urban culture and nature. There are currently eight national urban parks in Finland.
- I have illustrated many postcards depicting Helsinki. It was a pleasure to be able to draw other cities, too. I visited all the three cities to look for the most suitable theme and approach, Mänttäri says.
The National urban parks stamp roll, which will be published on September 6, has 30 domestic no-value indicator stamps.
Posti's first art award was handed over to sculptor Jasmin Anoschkin in March. In addition to EUR 10,000 of prize money, the award includes the publishing of stamps based on the artist's works.
Three playful works were selected for the stamp series: ceramic kissing lips, a koala and a giraffe, and a reindeer made of wood.
- I sculpt wood using a chainsaw and axe and shape clay with a rough hand, Anoschkin says about her working methods. The outcomes are funny, colorful works of art that reflect the origins of the idea behind them: going back to the memories of childhood.
The stamp roll was designed by Paula Salviander and consists of 15 domestic no-value indicator stamps. The stamps will be published on September 6, and Jasmin Anoschkin's private exhibition will be opened at ARTag Gallery in Helsinki on the same date.
Finnish Independence Day is traditionally celebrated in the Presidential Palace, and the celebrations are broadcast to the audience via TV. The atmospheres have been captured in Anssi Kähärä's Independence Day Celebrations stamps. The themes in the stamps include shaking hands, dancing and fitting a dancing dress.
The booklet will come out on November 3 and consists of six domestic no-value indicator stamps.
The Christmas stamps feature beloved illustrations by Rudolf Koivu (1890-1946). The artist was known for his children's books and also illustrated numerous Christmas cards.
H.C. Andersen's The Snow Queen fairytale appears on an international no-value indicator stamp, and elves known from postcards are featured in the domestic no-value indicator stamp and the Christmas no-value indicator stamp.
The Christmas stamps will come out on November 3.
All stamps available for sale are featured in Posti’s online shop: www.posti.fi/goshopping.