Space-Age Philately


In 2018 I came by a stamp collection built largely between the 1960s and 90s. Not only does this collection reflect vast swaths of 20th century events and obsessions, it also highlights the graphic trends that accompanied each respective era.

At the 2019 Grafixx Festival, I presented some 80 stamps that put the Space-Age Aesthetic front and centre. That year it had, after all, been half a century since the Space Craze peaked as man first set foot on the moon.

Meticulously designed, the selection of specimen displayed above succeed in encapsulating the Space-Age zeitgeist on a surface that rarely exceeds 40 by 40 millimetres.