Sunday Stamps 013: My Brazilian stamps


This week I'm featuring my favourite stamps from Brazil. These stamps are original artworks of one of Brazil's prolific artists, Hector Consani.

I just love the illustrations on the stamps. The drawings represent professions of the common tao (man, or woman) - costureira (dressmaker), sapateiro (shoe repairman), and manicure.  Don't you just love the artistic figures? The costureira's hair reminds me of my aunt's hair in massive hair rollers/curlers! lol.

Included in this definitive series are drawings of a barber, a baker, a carpenter, and a shoeshine. Found this in the translated version of Hector Consani's blog:

"The design is simple: the head is round, the hair look like the sun's rays from a child's drawing, eyes and mouth are represented by a single black circle, the overalls with the switches hit the barber each provider uses a T-shirt (shirt, Brazil), arms and fingers seem a fork, there are three to four well-defined color. But this minimalism trace contains all the information, and the date and the price of the stamp.

If convene the history of art, find elements of expressionism, pop art and comics.
Consani One vignette tells a story of life, a state of mind, a profession and their local designation (or national), the relationship with his professional activity: a bench, chair, tools, sometimes the client, shown on the side or back.

In addition, the seal is a small piece that reaches other parts of the world and takes the art and information of the issuing country.
The seal is an outstanding ambassador of modern culture."
I hope the Brazilian Postal Office invites him again and again to make more stamps. I really love his artwork.


Bob Scotney said...

You just know these have to be 'modern' stamps without looking at the dates when you see 'manicure' as an occupation. Fine designs.

Joy said...

I especially like the dressmaker, it is a nice subject for stamps they would look great on an envelope. The Cosani explanation of his design is most interesting.

Postcardy said...

I love both the designs and subjects of those stamps. My favorite is the dressmaker.

viridian said...

I thought the faces looked funny but it helps to read his explanation. thank you for sharing such interesting stamps.

viridian said...

PS good luck on working through the computer repair or computer purchase issue.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I've only ever seen the dressmaker before, I think. I think they're great!

♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

May mga ganito akong stamps, and they are just superb!! :)

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