Live the Seasons with the Seasons stamp sheet
17 July 2012 at 12:30 CET - The Hague – today PostNL issues the 'Live the Seasons' stamp sheet. With this issue, PostNL gives attention to the 20th anniversary of the popular Seasons magazine. The magazine focuses on readers who like the outdoors.
The stamps portray images of flowers, leaves and fruit, photographed in different seasons. Every stamp has a special code that can be scanned with the corresponding app on a smartphone, after which all information pertaining to activities involving the Seasons anniversary are displayed. The app can be downloaded free of charge at www.postnl.nl/apps.
Flowers and plants of the season
The style of the magazine is recognisable in the design of the stamps. Seasons Art Director, Bianca van der Veer: ’I felt that being permitted to design a stamp was a present. It crowns our work and we are honoured to do it. Because Seasons is a real seasonal magazine, we have opted for flowers and plants as a symbol for the change in seasons. In the final selection and sequence we let ourselves be guided not only by the quality and colours of the image, but also by the total picture. At Seasons the image comes in first place, graphical design and typography must support and reinforce. “Less is more” is always our guideline in this matter.’
The stamps are available from today at the Bruna shops, at Collect Club in Groningen and online via www.postnl.nl/collectclub. The stamps have an indefinite term of validity. In addition to the stamp sheet featuring ten different stamps, two stamp booklets and two first day covers* will also be available.
* a NVPH product
Seasons is a very highly acclaimed outdoor lifestyle magazine which is published 8 times a year. Every issue has 200 pages, including 64 pages reserved for a supplement covering a different subject every issue (e.g. Festival, France, Cooking & Eating, Islands and much more). Seasons is about authenticity, aims to inspire, provides a diverse assortment of unique subjects and allows readers to enjoy the wonderful aspects of pure life. The magazine follows the seasons, opens doors that would otherwise stay shut and is devoted to rest and space. Important topics Seasons covers include outdoor life, culinary items, living and travel.
PostNL is the inventive partner in the world of sending and receiving. We have been so for 200 years already. We are primarily active in the fields of mail, parcels and e-commerce, but we also offer services in the areas of data and document management, direct marketing and fulfilment. Outside the Netherlands, we are active in Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium and Luxemburg. PostNL employs a total of approximately 66,000 people. In 2012 our revenues reached almost € 4.3 billion.
We like to stay ahead of things. We are the most modern postal company in the world. We are proud of that. We are an example to the rest of the world in the automatic sorting of mail, we are the first listed postal company and we are the international champion in corporate responsibility, as leader in our sector in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2011.