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Stamp No. 13Bráulio Amado

Bráulio Amado is a graphic designer and illustrator from Portugal, currently living in New York City. His work has appeared in the New York TimesBusinessweekWIRED, and more, and he’s collaborated with artists including Beck, Frank Ocean, and Róisín Murphy. He also recently drew Captain Hook for Disney and co-runs the NYC multi-purpose art space Sixth Street Haunted House (SSHH).

 

Have you designed a stamp before?
First time!

What was the most interesting or fun aspect of designing a poster stamp? What unique challenges did it present?
I love how the sheet breaks up into little stamps. It took me a while to figure out if I wanted to do a sort of puzzle-esque piece or a bunch of tiny little designs and make each stamp special…

Tell us about the art. Did you create something new for this stamp?
… but also I got asked to do this during some terrible weeks in America with ICE, immigration, asylum, Supreme Court, Trump, (insert pretty much every new news article here), so it was pretty hard to avoid thinking about that.

So I drew a brick wall, hoping whoever buys these stamps tears it apart. 

Anything else? 
We are donating the profits!

 

All proceeds from the sale of these stamps benefit CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project. To learn more or volunteer visit caraprobono.org

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The Artist Series


The Artist Series is an ongoing collaboration with invited designers, artists, and writers who create original work for an unusual form: the poster stamp. The stamps are printed on lickable, gummed paper and pinhole perforated by hand on our vintage machines. The sheets are signed and numbered by the artist, and released in a limited edition of 100. View full series.

Our upcoming releases include stamps by David Carson, Rebeca Méndez, and Kate Moross. Release date announcements will go out via our social networks and our email newsletter.