Project. Stamp Series Promoting Lebanese Culture
Purpose. To explore, expand, and apply the knowledge of design
(typography, integration of images with text, concept development
and use of graphic
elements) while communicating a message, to a particular audience,
with clarity, vitality, and interest. A secondary consideration is
the development of a series so that despite variation and differences
the 5 designs will hold together as a set.
Assignment. The use of
mail is just returning to Lebanon after 15 years of civil war.
Until a few years ago there were only a few post
offices and therefore, little to no consideration of stamp design
and the Lebanese were not oriented to using postal services. The
stamps should help to bring an awareness of the new postal service
to the public while also promoting the cultural contributions of
Lebanon that are seldomly acknowledged even within its borders.
were required to research one aspect of Lebanese culture (calligraphy,
architecture, or traditional crafts) to be used in
a series of 5 stamps on the chosen theme. The visual result should
acknowledge the value of the local culture and encourage recognition
both in Lebanon and abroad.
The stamps can work together (i.e. design
overlap) or separately but should be recognizably part of a series.
The required text (cost,
country name) must be in both French and Arabic. Stamps submitted
in real size.
Format. Each stamp is a maximum of 3 x 4 cm with either a vertical
or horizontal consideration.
Time. 3 weeks: classes meet twice a week for 1.5 hours each