The subjects for Fun & Liberty 2012 are paragliding and diving. These two stamps were issued in September 2012.
They are n° 9 and 10 in the series, and were designed and drawn by Timo Wuerz, a German artist.
« When it comes to stamps I work exclusively with P&TLuxembourg. I am always very happy when they make such a request because I really like to create stamps and to collaborate with P&TLuxembourg », says an enthusiastic Timo Wuerz.
The instructions provided were not a great challenge for this freelance artist:
« I have tried paragliding. this has allowed me to recreate the perspective of a paraglider floating in the air. For the other image, I have long been in favour of the protection of nature and animals, and I have personal contacts with the population and government of the Maldives. The subject of diving and the undersea world was therefore a good opportunity for me, offering many multicoloured fish. All the fish included on the stamp are also found in nature ».
Timo Wuerz is a freelance artist from Hamburg (Germany).
He has worked for Star Wars, Zirkus Roncalli, Disney, Adidas, Sony, Lamborghini Beverly Hills, Deutsche Post, International galleries and museums, P&TLuxembourg, etc.
39 years old, he has supported animal protection charities.
In addition to his two pet cats, he has adopted two pumas who live in California (United States). He visits the pumas when his work allows.
« When I was young I drew pictures well before I learnt to talk or walk. »
|Drawings:||Timo Wuerz (D)|
|Printing:||Offset lithography by Cartor Security Print S.A., La Loupe (F)|
|Stamp format:||30 x 40 mm, 5 stamps per sheet with decorated border.|