Monday, November 18, 2013

An idea from 1934

Peter Miebies drew my attention to a card to announce a change of address, from the Netherlands Indies. The country nowadays is called Indonesia, BTW. What struck me on this card was the font, or should I say 2 fonts, because the lettering on the printed "stamp" is a bit different from the font on the card itself.

This seems good material to work into a new font. I'll let it simmer for a while, and see what comes out.

The stamp on the card was preprinted, apart from that the postal service also sold individual stamps, with the same theme. Different colours for different values of the stamps. They look like this:

(picture found on website