11 December 2016

Sunday Stamps II - 104

1965 Switzerland
designer: Edi Hauri

Edi Hauri (1911-88) was from Basel and a prolific graphic designer whose works included travel posters, maps and stamps. The Matterhorn straddles the main watershed and the border of Switzerland and Italy. It overlooks the Swiss town of Zermatt and the Italian town of Breuli-Cervinia. In Italian it is known as Monte Cervino  At 4,478 metres (or 14692 feet) it is one of the highest peaks in the Alps and in Europe.

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5 comments:

  1. An instantly recognisable mountain. I've an alpine view from down under but one I've not seen before.

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  2. Lovely! So recognizable, and a graphic style that I love.

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  3. I love the classic abstract design of this stamp.

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  4. A striking mountain and stamp.

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  5. What a great design!

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