Friday, February 04, 2011

Chinese Shopkeeper Gives Thumbs Up to Canada's 'Year of Rabbit' Stamp

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reports illustrator Tracy Walker visited a Chinese shopkeeper near Toronto and asked him his opinion about her design for this year's Canada's 'Year of Rabbit' stamp.

According to the report, "...He didn't speak English, but with the help of a passerby Tracy was able to explain her connection to the new stamp.

"The store owner turned and pointed to the display cases of some previous Chinese New Year stamps and shook his head. 'These not Chinese,' he said frowning.

"Then he grabbed my sheet of stamps and grinned," says Tracy. "'This Chinese,' he said firmly, giving me a thumbs up. It was very moving."

Reporter Anna-Liza Kozma goes on to say, "The stamps are designed in such away that when two or more are placed side by side it looks as though the rabbit is hopping from one frame to the next. The full sheet produces the illusion of chasing rabbits."

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM