The ultimate celebration of fish and marine-themed artwork from around the world on stamps.
Fish on stamps. Nothing more, nothing less, except for whales. (This book also includes whales on stamps.) Relax and enjoy ultra high-resolution full-page color prints of fish, whales, seahorses, sharks, and more from stamps collected all over the world. Writer and historian Ephraim Durnst (101 Trains on Stamps and The Art of World War 1) creates a stunning pictorial collection of marine life on stamps. Features:
- Full-color 8 1/2″ x 11″ pages
- More than 80 full-page stamp images (including some full sheets!)
- More than 195 international stamps total
- Ultra high-resolution scans
- Hardcover and softcover printing options
- Bold cover design from Turbo Volcano founder, Mark Bussler
Durnst presents a spectacular, curated collection of 101 fish on stamps (in fact, there are more than 195 fish and whales!) See details that you may have never noticed before in these gorgeous images digitally scanned and enlarged several times beyond their actual size.
“It is incredible to see the love and attention that postal services from around the world put into their stamps, particularly these festive marine life designs. Every fish, whale, dolphin, seahorse, squid, killer whale, and shark seems to leap off the page! These are more than mere postage stamps to send a letter from point A to point B. These stamps are moving works of art worthy of being admired.
For this book and every other book in my Art of Postage Stamps series, we scanned each stamp at an incredibly high resolution using a specialty art preservation scanner to capture the maximum amount of detail possible. I color corrected images where necessary but left blemishes and edges intact because I find them as fascinating as the artwork. I presented the images in this book as large as possible so that you can soak in every bit of the design and admire the details on the sea creatures and in the backgrounds. – Durnst
Some of the fish and whales included:
Great White Shark
…and much more
About the Publisher:
The CGR Publishing Restoration Workshop uses a vast array of computers and digital scanners to restore, preserve, and enhance the classic works of writers and artists from the 19th century. Each new release includes display-quality covers, enlarged covers, and retro fonts. Select books include Dante’s Inferno Retro Hell-Bound Edition, Gustave Doré’s London: A Pilgrimage, The Complete Book of Birds, A Life of George Westinghouse, The Clock Book: A Detailed Illustrated Collection of Classic Clocks, The Aeroplane Speaks, and much more.