Stamps Of Helvetia

Posted by Scott

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Collectively, the Swiss are, of course, de facto print design gods and they’re no slouches in the stamp department. These great examples are from AceJet’s Flickr, would love to have poster versions of all them. Particularly that very top one, simply amazing. If I ever got an envelope with a stamp even half-way resembling that I would frame it and never open it.

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griff says:

February 21, 2008 at 3:31 pm

Scott – As I scrolled through the post, I thought I was looking at your amazing work. It’s strange to see that your comments are much like most of your readers in that we are amazed by your talent as it seems you are equally amazed by others who, in my opinion, are not as good as you.

Keep inspiring!

peace [m]


Scott says:

February 21, 2008 at 3:43 pm

Thanks Griff….much appreciated. But I am merely walking in the footsteps of the greats who truly pioneered this medium, and the Swiss had no small hand in that. It’s older design like this that truly amazes me, they didn’t have the aid of computers and they certainly didn’t have as much to look back to for inspiration. Everything they did was being invented as they did it.


Johannes says:

February 22, 2008 at 2:55 am

These are wonderful! I especially love the third one from the bottom, the one with the alps. I truly appreciate all the stuff your posting, your blog has become my favourite one. :) Thank you!


Erik says:

February 22, 2008 at 6:21 am

this is as you said remarkable regarding the tools and sources of inspiration they had back then. but at the same time lack of such might inspire a whole other level of artistic ideas becuase they know nothing of whats new or old, out of fashion or copied from the blog next door. it must be truly amazing to be a graphic designer in such a time were there are no real rules set by opinion of the online masses. they were free to do whatever they wanted as everything they set colors and shape to was uncharted waters and areas free from the polution of art we see online now. its just pure and honest talent and inspiration!


yami says:

February 25, 2008 at 12:39 pm

I come from switzerland and I’m in a multimedia design school, so I appreciate a lot your work. These stamps aren’t used now, but maybe it could be possible to find some of these. I will try to look if it’s possible…


Jen says:

March 16, 2008 at 7:37 pm

I was googling stamps online and came across your site and the Helvetia stamps you had photographed. In the collection that I am researching I have three other Helvetia stamps (5, 10, and 40+10) not included in your collection. Definitely beautiful stamps.