Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Royal Mail commissions Coptic icon for Christmas stamp

From a favorite blog of mine, On Coptic Nationalism, a post on the new stamp from Fadi Mikhail of UK Coptic Icons.

The Christmas stamps in GB this year carry the Madonna and Child imagery. The Royal Mail commissioned Robert Maude and Sarah Davies to design four of the stamps using art from previous centuries and a fifth stamp (£1.88 stamp) has been designed by the young British Coptic artist, Fadi Mikhail using the beautiful Neo-Coptic art of iconography. The Royal Mail has decided this year that one of the designs would be reflective of ethnic diversity in the UK...

Complete article here.

1 comment:

  1. "Ethnic diversity?" No, unity under the protection of our lB
    Blessed Mother.