Gothenburg is the motif on this year’s first stamps
To celebrate the Gothenburg's 400th anniversary, five stamps are now being released, illustrating famous views of the city. The stamps are illustrated by local artists and the citizens of Gothenburg have submitted ideas for the motifs.
Now that Gothenburg is 400 years old, PostNord is taking the opportunity to release five stamps that illustrate Gothenburg.
– It feels fantastic that Gothenburg is the motif on this year’s first stamps. A great way to celebrate the city’s 400th anniversary. And a nice way to send a part of Gothenburg to someone you like, says Mia Samuelsson, Creative Director at Göteborg & Co.
The motifs are a result of the city’s citizens being able to submit tips on their favorite places and buildings in their district in 2020. A selection has since been illustrated by local artists living around Gothenburg. The 100 illustrations are produced by Göthenburgo and have been shown at the exhibition 100 Places, 10 Illustrators – One City. Some of these illustrations have been made into collages that have now become stamp motifs.
– To be part of Gothenburg’s celebration is great fun! Many of us who work at PostNord in Gothenburg have a strong love for our city. We at PostNord handle about seven million letters a day and appreciate letter writing. Our postmen and drivers have strong local knowledge, I think we know every street and address in this city, says Håkan Schiller, distribution manager at PostNord in central Gothenburg.
The illustrators behind Göteborg 400 år
The stamp series Göteborg 400 år consists of five collages by a number of illustrators, Ullevi by Tamara Kryvolap/Ann-Kathrin Görisch, Hisingsbron by Rocio Soto/Mia Herman, Skärgårdsbåten Fröja by Ann-Kathrin Görisch/Antonina Shypotilo, Göteborgs Hamn by Sifen Wibell/Rocio Soto and Röda Sten by Mikel Nilsson/Antonina Shypotilo.
The stamps are available at PostNord’s postal agents from Januari 14th 2021, and can be ordered on postnord.se. The stamps cost SEK 12 / pc.