This year, I took part in a local wrapping paper design contest through Worth Higgins & Associates. The theme was "Winter Wanderland – Celebrating the Holiday Season around the Globe." (You can read more about my design here.) I created a pattern of postage stamps reflecting holiday traditions around the globe.
This was a bit of a design challenge because I wanted to incorporate lettering, but it still had to be legible at a small scale. So I took to the mighty internet and discovered a treasure trove of beautiful postage stamps from which I drew my inspiration.
Here are a few of my favorite discoveries. Enjoy!
(Notes about the image above: I love the dark green one of the partridge in a pear tree. There is a ton of stylized text, yet it's still easy to read. [I found this vintage set for sale on Etsy...no longer available!] )