For Art Deco fans, the Stamp Echo Blog is one of the best sites I’ve seen on this season’s Deco release from Canada Post. It’s a particularly good blog post because it goes through the history of the five Deco buildings being featured. Have a look.
Meanwhile, I’m adding a quick look at these other Canada Post art design examples: Parks Canada 100th Anniversary, three pieces by Daphne Odjig, a Canadian artist of Aboriginal ancestry, and the Inuit artist who remains my favorite – Kenojuak Ashevak.
She became a cultural icon after her Red Enchanted Owl appeared on a Canadian postage stamp in 1970, marking the first time a female Inuit artist’s work was displayed on a Canadian Stamp. That’s another one of her owls on the banner for this blog – called Sun Owl and Foliage (1979).