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 thoughts on “L’Anse aux Meadows”

  1. 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.

  2. 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 😀

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