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Gottardo 2016 stamps

Contributed by Fonts In Use Staff on Jan 20th, 2021. Artwork published in
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    Gottardo 2016 stamps 1
    Source: https://vdv.tv Vaudeville Studios. License: All Rights Reserved.

    FF DIN in use for a set of Swiss stamps commemorating the inauguration of the Gotthard Base Tunnel on 1 June 2016. The world’s longest railway and deepest traffic tunnel connects Erstfeld in the canton of Uri and Bodio in Ticino.

    The triptych featuring two stamps and a connecting pictorial bridge was designed by Vaudeville Studios in Zürich. The red part includes real Gotthard gneiss. From NZZ (translated):

    Of the 28 million tons of material that was broken out of the mountain, around 15 kilograms of rock went to the post office. This was processed into a fine powder and then applied to the stamps using a special varnish in a custom printing process.

    Explanatory graphic for stamp collectors, with labels for the depicted mountains.
    Source: https://vdv.tv Vaudeville Studios. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Explanatory graphic for stamp collectors, with labels for the depicted mountains.

    The stamps were spotted by , the typeface’s designer, who proudly comments: “Swiss national pride communicated through FF DIN.”
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    The stamps were spotted by Albert-Jan Pool, the typeface’s designer, who proudly comments: “Swiss national pride communicated through FF DIN.”

    Detail with the nominal value of 100 Rappen.
    Source: https://64.media.tumblr.com Vaudeville Studios. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Detail with the nominal value of 100 Rappen.

    Sheet of stamps.
    Source: https://64.media.tumblr.com Vaudeville Studios. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Sheet of stamps.

    First Day Cover with special postmark from the Bodio post office in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland.
    Source: https://vaudeville-studios.tumblr.com Vaudeville Studios. License: All Rights Reserved.

    First Day Cover with special postmark from the Bodio post office in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland.

    Accompanying postcard with an SBB passenger train,.
    Source: https://vdv.tv Vaudeville Studios. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Accompanying postcard with an SBB passenger train,.

    Accompanying postcard with an SBB cargo train,.
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    Accompanying postcard with an SBB cargo train,.

    The Swiss Post booth is getting ready for the Vaudeville Studios signing session in Rynächt.
    Source: https://vaudeville-studios.tumblr.com Vaudeville Studios. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The Swiss Post booth is getting ready for the Vaudeville Studios signing session in Rynächt.

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