The South China Sea is LIT

The South China Sea is a tinderbox in which one spark threatens to set off World War Three. Bad news: the stamp collectors are getting involved

When history is Cook’d, Black Stories Matter

Recent Australian stamps speak volumes about an urgent global issue. So why won’t you see them on your mail?

Schnitz-canned! How Austria trolled Brexit Britain

Austria Post bids the UK so long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye

Iceland’s stamps are on the rocks

Some breaking news out of Iceland last week has shocked the placid world of stamp collecting and made this puffin sad.

Cold War propaganda stamp of the day

What makes this Cold War childhood favourite so dynamic? The answer lies in one simple design feature

Queen: 1. Punk: 0.

This stamp is such a great example of design serving design. Every time I see it, I gaze in wonder once at the artistry of the brooch itself, as stunning now as the day it was made

Watch a rich person pay $85,000 for something a rat peed on

The story of a king's head and a rat who couldn't wait

Princess stamps? AMAZEBALLS!

A baby was born on the other side of the world over three months ago and soon we will have stamps about it! This is the happiest day of my life!

The Queen isn’t dead. Long live the Queen!

Australia Post's graphic design department must draw straws to see who gets to design each year's Queen's birthday issue.

"Crap, I've drawn the short straw. What's the brief?"

"Same as the last 35 years: the Queen, some flowers and shit, pinks and blues, and try to not make her look like she hired MI6 to knock off Princess Diana."

Busy Punk!

Whoa, where have I been? One moment I'm slapping stamp posts up on the internet like a '60s actor slapping bums on a bus full of French nurses, and the next, I've gone AWOL. The truth, dear readers, is that I work in a freelance world, and sometimes, a punk's just gotta drop everything to... Continue Reading →

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