July 11, 2017 (Ottawa, Ontario) –
A roundup of the stamps Subplot Design created for Canada Post’s iconic Canada 150 set featured in Applied Arts Magazine
From the article:
“Designers and philatelists alike are heading to the post office this month to appraise the new set of Canada 150 stamps issued by Canada Post and long-time supplier Subplot Design. The stamps depict 10 iconic Canadian moments since the centennial celebration in 1967, including marriage equality in 2005 and the signing of the Constitution in 1982.
“‘The challenge with creating such a significant set of 10 stamps was to ensure that the stamps look part of a collectable set and yet are each unique enough to represent 10 very distinct topics,’ says Roy White, Subplot’s creative director. The solution was a set of maple leaf–shaped stamps—the first time Canada Post has strayed from a traditional quadrilateral silhouette. ‘We hope that Canadians see this as a time to reflect on their own history and memories,” says White. “This project, more than any other, has been incredible to be a part of, considering the importance and historical relevance of Canada’s 150th anniversary.’
“Each stamp was periodically released via Canada Post’s site and Facebook Live ahead of June 1, at which point they went on sale to the public to ramp up excitement for Canada Day and the Canada 150 celebrations.
“The complete Canada 150 collectible set includes the full set of 10 stamps, all in the iconic maple leaf shape—this is the first time a stamp has been cut out of the national emblem—and Official First Day Covers (OFDC) wrapped in a commemorative bellyband, a 10-set souvenir sheet, and a 10-set booklet, along with a custom cancellation mark.”
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