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Ingenious stamp designs highlight environmental issues

Illustrated stamps Canada

The illustrations perfectly highlight the issues

Over the years, there has been some delightful postage illustrations (opens in new tab)featured on stamps across the world. Whilst some celebrate annual holidays and other honour an inspirational figure, they can also be used to raise awareness of important issues.

Here, French designer Maxime Francout (opens in new tab) has illustrated a series of stamps, which aim to highlight environmental degradation in Canada. Creating minimalist and powerful images through patterns, typography and abstract drawings, it's a gorgeous example of his work.

Inspired by skateboards, hip-hop, plants, minerals and black coffee, the pastel aesthetic really make these stamp designs pop. Cleverly integrating the issues into the scenario also make for a marvellous project. Take a look at the designs below.

Illustrated stamps Canada

Illustrated stamps Canada

Illustrated stamps Canada

Have you seen any inspiring stamp designs? Let us know in the comments box below!

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Sammy Maine was a founding member of the Creative Bloq team, working as a Commissioning Editor. Her interests cover graphic design in music and film, illustration and animation. Since departing, Sammy has written for The Guardian, VICE, The Independent & Metro, and currently co-edits the quarterly music journal Gold Flake Paint.