Philatelic record smashed by socialite’s ball

A new philatelic record has just been achieved, and it's all thanks to a colonial governor’s wife and her grand balls

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

An apology to rich people

Recently I wrote that rich people would pay outlandish prices for things that rats have peed on. I was wrong.

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

Water on Mars (and all the other planets)

As water flows on Mars and champagne flows at NASA, these gorgeous stamps risk being flooded by my tears of joy

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."

80s Stamp of the Day

You'd think I'd be watching the Oscars glamour today, wouldn't you? But no. I came across this blast from the past on the weekend, and I CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF THE HAIR! Nor the shoulder pads. Nor the open-necked shirt with the collars under the lemon pullover. Nor the tres eighties grey curtains in... Continue Reading →

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