A ‘little bit of artwork’ on every envelope

Nicolas Vial’s D-Day 70th anniversary stamp

La Poste has a tradition of inviting artists to create stamps and one of the most popular ever produced commemorated the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in 2014.

The €0.66 stamp, available for postal use and for collectors, was created by noted illustrator Nicolas Vial, one of 16 artists who have designed stamps in recent years for La Poste.

Mr Vial says he designs stamps the same way he thinks of posters.

“You have to think of the message you want to get across and how to do that with the maximum impact,” he told Connexion.

He uses a large piece of paper to design his stamps but, ...

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