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U.S. History through Postage Stamps

Contributed by Swiss Typefaces on Jan 3rd, 2020. Artwork published in
November 2019
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    © Hoang Nguyen. License: All Rights Reserved.

    U.S. History through Postage Stamps is a project by Basel-based Hoang Nguyen, who writes:

    U.S. History through Postage Stamps is a book that shows 267 U.S. postage stamps which I have archived since 2002. The main part of the book consists of a selection of 125 enlarged U.S. postage stamps reproduced in black and white. Their motifs show various events from 1587–1968 in the history of the United States. These chronologically ordered series of stamps get interrupted at four occasions by close-ups of several colorful postage stamps. The book concludes with an overview of all the stamps that I collected in my childhood. This overview is given in two distinct ways: firstly by reproducing all postage stamps in their original size accompanied by general information about their motifs and secondly by providing a detailed list with various technical information of all the postage stamps depicted in this publication. The book U.S. History through Postage Stamps does not only show the masterful illustrations of these stamps in detail but also offers an insight into the self-image of the United States and invites to critically reflect the often quite propagandistic messages that were spread with these small pieces of printed matter.

    The book is set with a combination of Suisse Works and Suisse Int’l Mono. Suisse Works & Suisse Int’l Mono are part of the Suisse family, available from Swiss Typefaces.

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