precious stamps

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i just got back from a stamp exhibit at tokyo midtown’s design hub gallery – dozens are artists were commissioned to create stamps for the email age, when they become purely objects of art. i am still mesmerized by nagai kentaro’s piece together for peace, a collection of twelve stamps which recreate the chinese zodiac symbols out of the continents. from the top: rat, cow, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, boar. the rest of the collection is the slideshow below:

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