Greek artists on new stamps

A new series of stamps pays tribute to six major Greek artists. The «Greek Art» series, which will be made available by the Hellenic Post as of tomorrow are dedicated to works by Yiannis Gaitis, Nikos Engonopoulos, Yiannis Moralis, Yannis Tsarouchis, Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika and Diamantis Diamantopoulos. It’s been a while since the Hellenic Post dealt with Greek art and art history in general – a splendid series was produced back in 1977, featuring works by Nikolaos Gyzis, Nikiforos Lytras and Georgios Iakovidis, among others. Accessible design On the creative front, the new series follows a traditional, low-key approach to typography through clean-cut fonts and accessible visual art subject-matter. This is all most welcome, given that over the last few years a number of experiments have failed on the aesthetic level. The new series, which also includes a special issue of envelopes and postcards, will be available at the Hellenic Post gift shop (2 Vyssis & Aiolou) as well as Hellenic Post outlets until they run out of stock.

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