The stories that permeate our newsfeed have become increasingly dark lately. Abuse, discrimination, oppression, violence, and war are global problems that all countries and people face. In an effort to shine a light on some of the individuals who stand against injustice and advocate for peace, we decided to create a series of digital stamps featuring portraits of these heroes, one for each sovereign nation.
The process begins by researching each country’s history, the person, and the regional artistic styles, schools, and movements found there. We then incorporate the artistic references, techniques, and mediums into the likeness of the chosen peace advocate. So why stamps? Stamps have a long history of commemorating important people and events. Stamps are collectible and shareable. Perhaps most importantly, stamps represent a vehicle of correspondence and dialogue, initiating the latter being the ambition and objective of the project.