United Airlines in–flight magazine Hemispheres had an article about cities featuring customized city stamps.
I love cancellation stamps – especially customized ones (see Fancy Cancels). In much of my work, stamps are something that I try to force into the project until I, or someone else, call attention to the absurdity with attendant mockery.
I think the messy physicalness of a stamp can lend some authenticity to the experience if done right. Stamps rule.
The Hemispheres examples aren’t great, but they were surprising, and I appreciated the little bit of thought that went into them.
Points of inspiration
- Not everything has to be original
- If people want to find their street furniture, is there a fancy cancel for that piece?
- Details matter