Fun & Liberty 2012: Paragliding
Two new stamps in the “Fun & Liberty” series will be placed on sale in September 2012. Camping and motorcycling were the subjects in 2010 when “Fun & Liberty” was launched. This year we present to you paragliding and diving.
These two stamps were designed by Timo Wuerz. They are stamps number 9 and 10 created by this German artist. “With regard to stamps, I work exclusively for P&TLuxembourg. I am always very happy when they make such a request because I really like to create stamps and to collaborate with the Luxembourg Post”, says an enthusiastic Timo Wuerz. The instructions provided were not a great challenge for this independent artist: “I have already tried paragliding myself. That allowed me to recreate the perspective of a glider in the air. On the other hand, I have long been in favour of the protection of nature and animals, and I have personal contacts with the population and government of the Maldives. The subject of diving and the undersea world was therefor, a good opportunity for me, with a great deal of multicoloured fish around. All the fish included on the stamp are also found in nature”.
Name: Timo Wuerz
Age: 39 years old
Profession: Independent artist
Clients: Star Wars, Zirkus Roncalli, Disney, Adidas, Sony, Lamborghini Beverly Hills, Deutsche Post, International galleries and museums, P&TLuxembourg, etc.
Timo Wuerz has been busy for years supporting animal protection. When he is at home in Hamburg he keeps busy with his two cats. He is also the godfather of two pumas living in California (United States) that he sees each time his work brings him to the United States.
“As a young child, I drew well before learning how to speak or walk.”
|Price of the series:||0,60 + 0,85 = 1,45€|
|Drawings:||Timo Wuerz (D)|
|Printing:||Offset lithographie, Cartor Security Print S.A., La Loupe (F)|
|Dimensions of the stamps:||30 x 40 mm, 5 stamps per sheet with decorated borders.|