On 23 March 2017, UNPA will issue six new mini-sheets of six stamps for the International Dance series.This is the second set in the series. The first was issued in 2016 to commemorate International Dance Day.
According to UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), dance promotes in a lively manner reciprocal knowledge and respect of diversity. Dance is both an art form and a method of communication in cultures around the world.
Date of issue: 23 March 2017
Artists: Pascal Campion (France), Jean François Martin (France), Victo Ngai (Hong Kong)
Designer: Sergio Baradat (United Nations)
Denominations: 49¢, $1.15, CHF 1,00, CHF 1,50, € 0,68, € 0,80
Stamp size: 30 mm x 40 mm
Sheet size: 140 mm x 170 mm
Stamps per sheet: 6
Printer: Cartor Security Printing (France)
Process: Offset lithography plus Hexachrome
Perforation: 13 x 13 1/4
– 49¢ 22,000 sheets (132,000 stamps)
– $1.15 22,000 sheets (132,000 stamps)
– CHF 1,00 22,000 sheets (132,000 stamps)
– CHF 1,50 22,000 sheets (132,000 stamps)
– € 0,68 28,000 sheets (168,000 stamps)
– € 0,80 28,000 sheets (168,000 stamps)
The artists and the designs
- New York 49¢ and $1.15, Polynesian and Native American Tribal Dance, by Pascal Campion (France)
Pascal Campion is a French-American artist living in sunny Los Angeles with his beautiful wife, three kids and curious little dog. He likes to bike, tickle his kids and occasionally draw for animated movies, comic book covers, children books and for himself.
- Geneva CHF 1,00 and CHF 1,50, Quadrille and Japanese Fan Dance, by Jean-François Martin (France)
Jean-François Martin was born in Paris in 1967. He began his career as artistic director at Bayard Presse before becoming a youth illustrator in 1993. He works both for publishing and the press in France and abroad. His work is often characterized by elegant men wearing a black suit, tie, white shirt and a hat. He is the winner of the Bologna Ragazzi Award for the 2011 fiction album. He resides in Paris, France.
- Vienna € 0,68 and € 0,80, Samba and Ballet, by Victo Ngai (Hong Kong)
Victo Ngai is a New York based, awardwinning illustrator from Hong Kong. “Victo” is not a boy nor a typo, but a nickname derived from Victoria – a leftover from the British colonization. Ngai’s work has appeared in books, newspapers, magazines, advertisements, and animations. Among her many clients are The New York Times, The New Yorker, WSJ, General Electric, Lufthansa Airline, Johnnie Walker, Apple, IMAX, MTA Art and Design, McDonald’s and Penguin Random House. Ngai has received numerous honors for her work, including Forbes 30 Under 30 (Art and Style), medals from The Society for News Design, The Society of Publication Designers, Communication Arts, Spectrum Fantastic and the Society of Illustrators of New York.