The Danish Postal Services (Post Danmark A/S) has a long standing tradition of releasing series of stamps in honour of our regents, starting with the first series released in 1904 featuring King Christian IX. Today the stamp embodies some of our most valued features in it´s intricate connection with the act of sending a letter - the personal, the reflective and the emotional surplus in an age of instant communication.
Upon receiving the assignment, the e-Types team started off by examining the heritage of the danish regent stamp. Marveling at the craftsmanship and expertise necessary to produce these stamps, the team wanted to create a modern stamp, while staying true to the traditions of the old. Building upon a technique that dates back to Christian X, e-Types decided to use two colors instead of the more common single color brought on by later developments in technology. By approaching the stamp in this way, the stamp manages a strikingly modern expression by recycling traditions of yore.
The design and craftsmanship was developed in collaboration with the photographer Casper Sejersen and the engraver Martin Mörk, drawing on each expertise to create a compelling, simple and aesthetically distinctive stamp that manages to challenge the visual conventions surrounding the regent stamps.
The reception will be hosted by Post Danmark Stamps at the Danish Museum of Art and Design on the 26th of November 2009 at 5 PM. The stamps will be exhibited until the 31st of December 2009. The new stamp will be ready for distribution in 2010.