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Delightfully Illustrated Postage Stamps Inspired by Beloved Cities Around the World

Postage Stamp Posters City Stamps Graphic Design Elen Winata

With artistic talents spanning illustration, digital art, design, and advertising, Singapore-based creative Elen Winata has an eclectic portfolio “held together by simple but thought provoking ideas.” For her recent project, Stamp : Cities, Winata has created a collection of playful postage stamp posters based on popular destinations around the world.

Featuring clean lines, simplistic forms, and bold colors, the stamps offer an illustrated look at a range of cultural sites. Each design features an iconic landmark—including New York City’s Empire State Building and London’s Tower Bridge—or other identifiable setting—like a boulangerie in Paris or a cozy cabin in Reykjavík—from the selected city. In addition to this clever scenery, the stamps also incorporate quirky and fitting figures, from King Kong to Mary Poppins.

The artist poetically designates the illustrated series as “a compilation of cities I’d love to visit, inspired by letters I’ll never send.” This fitting description speaks not only to the artist’s desire to travel, but also to her artistic creativity and colorful imagination.

If you’d like to pick up your own postage stamp poster, be sure to visit Winata’s shop on Society 6. You can also check out more of her vibrant work on her website.

Designer and illustrator Elen Winata has created a collection of playful postage stamp posters inspired by cities around the world.

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All images via Elen Winata.

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Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.

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