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Jamaican stamps at Stanley Gibbons

Graphic Design, Illustration

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 25 October 2012, 15:02    Permalink    Comments (0)

Designer Jon Daniel has curated a show of 50 Jamaican stamps at the Stanley Gibbons shop in London as part of the wider celebrations marking 50 years of the country's independence...

Coinciding with Black History Month in the UK, as well as the 'JA50' anniversary, Daniel's second exhibition with Stanley Gibbons brings together stamps from Jamaica (his first show looked at stamps from the African diaspora). The 50 Jamaican examples will be on display at the London dealership until October 31.

The exhibition features stamps from Daniel's own collection, alongside examples from the Stanley Gibbons' archives, displayed on a large panel in the shape of Jamaica. In addition, artist Peter Mason's portrait of Jamaican performer, Grace Jones, which is made up entirely of stamps (below), also features.

Daniel set up the JA50 brand with designer Kofi Allen in order to further promote Jamaica's cultural reputation around the world. He also curated the recent Jamaicons exhibition in Brixton, which we wrote about here, and designed the identity for the area's Splash festival.

Stanley Gibbons' shop is at 399 Strand, London. More details at stanleygibbons.com and at the dedicated Facebook page for Daniel's first exhibition, African Diaspora Stamps. More of Daniel's work at jon-daniel.com.

 

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