Those who know us, know that we are not much for postal mail. Our only interaction with Canada Post comes when we intermittantly deposit our Zip discs in the cherry-red neighbourhood postbox. And when our latest eBizzle purchases arrive. So, we’re not confident that a mere stamp would be enough to rekindle a long-dead love affair with snail mail. But if a stamp could, this would be it (via):
The stamp uses letter forms from Canadian designer Carl Dair’s ‘Cartier’ typeface to form a highly stylized beaver which (to our thinking) feels inspired by Tlingit or Haida art. It’s beautiful and has undeniable typography-nerd appeal. Could there be anything better?