Cows for all seasons
Swiss Post's idea was to show Switzerland through the eyes of foreign artists as part of a four-year campaign and "is Swiss Post’s way of contributing to the mindset of a cosmopolitan, tolerant and multicultural Switzerland."
French comics artist Patrice Killoffer was selected to do the first series of four stamps picturing cows during each season of the year. Cows are one Killoffer's favorite subjects and to him symbolize the country which is famous for its diary products.
Next year, an artist from Britain will be commissioned.
Not everyone, however, is happy with the choice of subjects or use of foreign artists. According to the published report, officials are expecting some controversy when the stamps were released earlier this month.
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