L’Anse aux Meadows

Viking Stamp

To the undiscovered country!

‘A long time ago’ I created some stamps for a course in university; the theme was “Canada” so I based mine on the L’Anse aux Meadows site in Newfoundland. It was inspired by viking-era word carvings, and targeted towards children.  Seeing as the 50th anniversary of the discovery of this site was recently celebrated, I decided to upload a stamp. Yes, the boat is going east instead of west, but that’s to give an impression of movement (when you put the stamp on a letter, it’s like the ship is going to sail off of the envelope oooOOooh).

The stamp is badly dated. And begs to be redone. The typeface, the alignment, the drawing…all makes me cringe a bit. There’s a reason why the design part of my gallery is so bare. I’ll have to redo my stamp series  – I must! I think I’ve grown since this project, and I’d really like to revisit it. Along with a lot of my past work.

I’ll just add it to the list of stuff that needs a reboot. Like this site :S

8 comments

  1. Homie Bear says:

    I remember these very well!

  2. Tatterhood says:

    haha, yup, I brought one of ‘em back :)

  3. Varjag says:

    Je collectionne les timbres avec les Vikings. Est-il possible d’acheter cette marque?

  4. Tatterhood says:

    I’m afraid these were never ‘real’ stamps, so they’re not available for purchase!

  5. Varjag says:

    Is it only a picture of stamp, but it isn’t printed?

  6. Tatterhood says:

    Correct! It was created as a school project (I made three stamps in total) so they were never issued into the stamp circulation.

  7. Jonathan Olsson says:

    hi, is it possible to get a printed “stamp” or that i can save it on my computer and print it out myself someway. I would like to add it iont my viking stamp collection here in Sweden. Its a fun thing to show at my stamp montage with fact text about the vikings and it fits perfect in as I want to write a post about the place.

  8. Tatterhood says:

    Fantastic! If you’re printing it out at ‘real stamp size’, you can probably just save this image and (resize and) print as is; if you find the quality is poor, let me know and I’ll try to find the original version and send you a higher resolution stamp file! I’m honoured you wish to add it to your viking stamp collection :D

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