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The goal of the project was to create attractive, colorful, stamps that can be used for multiple occasions. The art director, designer, and artist were inspired by the traditional Mexican art form papel picado (pierced paper). Crafted with sharp tools and layers of colorful tissue paper, papel picado designs often include birds, flowers, and religious iconography, and are hung during holidays, weddings, birthdays, and other festivities.
During the creative process, the artist studied examples of traditional papel picado. Ten different digital designs featuring patterns of birds, flowers, and geometric shapes are showcased in four colors for this booklet of 20 stamps.
One hundred million stamps were produced and were very well received. Within six months 78% of the total print run had sold. This stamp issuance garnered a great deal of media attention and infused the stamp program with whimsy and diversity.