To celebrate 60 years of Europa stamps, a design competition on a Think Green theme was arranged among the European postal administrations. 9 May sees the Åland version of the joint motif as well as the Post’s own design.
24 postal operators submitted designs on the theme Think Green. The design from Cyprus received most votes and decorates the joint Europa stamp issued by the participating posts. With her design, artist Doxia Sergidou wishes to inspire us to create a greener planet. The stamp illustrates two versions of Europe, a polluted and a green Europe. We can all be the hand painting out the grey world.
In addition to the joint motif, Åland Post also issues its own design with a more literal interpretation of the theme. The Åland motif was designed by graphic designer Carl-Johan Listherby.
Date of issue: 9 May 2016
Artists: Doxia Sergidou & Carl-Johan Listherby
Editions: 2 x 140 000
Denominations: 2 x Europa (2 x €1.30)
Price: FDC €3.30
Stamp size: 40 x 26 mm
Sheet size: 2 x 16 stamps
Paper: 110 g/m2
Perforation: 13 per 2 cm
Printing method: 4-colour offset
Printing house: Cartor Security Printing
To order, please visit the Åland Post Stamps web shop at www.posten.ax/webshop/en.