Saturday, July 17, 2010

Stamp Ilustrator Craig Frazier and the New Scouting Stamp

Scouting stamp illustrator Craig Frazier is quoted in a article that appears on the USA Philatelic: Beyond The Perf website as saying, “I never get tired of seeing my stamps on an envelope. It’s thrilling. There’s something very ‘official’ about it.”

According to the article, "Frazier originally imagined the project from two approaches — 'sea level and up in the sky.' The first try yielded lakeside tranquility; the second offered mountaintop adventure. Adventure won out. The final design shows a  'dual read,' an image within an image. The colorful foreground figure scans the horizon in garb suggesting a modern scout. The wide-brim hat of the background silhouette calls to mind a bygone era — more romantic than historic."

Craig points out in the piece, "“A stamp is really a combination of hints. As an illustrator, I’m looking to include the symbols that let you in as a viewer, to remind you of something deeper still. It‘s what we all want to think of scouting adventures as being — whether we climbed a high mountain or not.”

The Scouting stamp is scheduled to be released July 27.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM