Six Stamps in Search of a Letter - by Tim Ross
“Looking through a stack of my Dad’s old things, I found a yellow Kodak box full of Australian stamps from the 1970s. As I flicked through them, I realised how vividly I remembered the designs from my childhood. Stamps are the perfect-sized artworks for little people, a bit like Matchbox cars where I used to open the door of one and imagine being small enough to get inside and sit on its impossibly small seat.
As I flicked through the stamp collection, some drew me in more than others. Some gave me an immediate nostalgia hit, while others jumped out because of their exceptional design - a reminder of a time when our stamps actually looked good. Six of them sat forlornly on my desk for months, curling slightly, waiting for a purpose.
One day I decided what they really needed was a letter”
A mini book featuring six stamps and six letters.
Written by Tim Ross.
Designed and Printed in Australia by Page 38.
20 pages. 148 x 210 mm