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PostPac ART

BIRDS SING IN THEIR SLEEP

The practical PostPac is available in various sizes at Swiss Post branches. The artistically designed PostPac ART packaging, which resulted from an invitation-based competition, has now been added to the range. Photographer Ester Vonplon impressed the jury with her “Singen Vögel im Schlaf” (Birds sing in their sleep) project proposal. Swiss Post’s commitment to art is making its mark on the everyday lives of the public through this first PostPac ART packaging.

More information about PostPac ART and the designer

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Set of picture postcards «Biennale»

For Bregaglia Biennale 2022, Jirka Makovec (born 1977) and Jiajia Zhang (born 1981) have turned their attention, and their cameras, to the particularities of day-to-day life in the Bregaglia valley. The pictures the two artists took during their forays into the valley have been turned into a series of ten postcards, which will assume its own artistic position in the Bregaglia Biennale 2022. One of the strengths of Makovec & Zhang is their keen observation of what is right in front of us. The medium of the postcard will spread their photographic analysis out into the wider world and to areas beyond the usual reach of the art scene.

The postcard set is made up of 10 pictures by the artists Jiří Makovec and Jiajia Zhang.

The project was created for the Bregaglia Biennale 2022 in cooperation with Swiss Post as part of its commitment to art.

Set of picture postcards «Biennale» | buy at postshop.ch

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A completely natural and ‘living’ stamp

For this special stamp, artist Monica Ursina Jäger chose “Meadow” as the theme. “The design perfectly illustrates the overlap between the natural habitat and cultural achievement,” says the artist. This means that meadows are also suitable for art projects.

The print’s special feature is the colour used: it’s the first stamp ever printed with chlorophyll pigments – in other words the substance responsible for the green colour of plants. This means the stamp is completely natural and ‘living’. The green will change over time depending on the effect of light.

The stamp’s special printing process is shown in a short film. More information

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Swiss Post brochure x STUDIO Magazine

Hardly any members of the public know about Swiss Post’s art collection, and Swiss Post wants to change that. The art collection’s cooperation with the cutting-edge Swiss magazine, “STUDIO”, is the first step in this direction. “STUDIO MAGAZINE” is aimed at a young and trend-conscious audience with an interest in photography, styling, fashion, design and art. It is precisely this target group that we want to surprise by providing an insight into Swiss Post’s art collection. The April 2021 edition of “STUDIO MAGAZINE” includes a special brochure which presents selected works by young artists from Swiss Post’s collection.

Are you interested in the special brochure? If so, send your contact details to kunst@swisspost.ch. Our Art Department will be pleased to send you a copy.

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A clear message to the art world

A blank canvas? Isn’t there a design missing? What is Swiss Post trying to tell us with this special stamp – which is undoubtedly the right name for it? The answer to the puzzle is as striking as it is obvious.

Canvas is the classic backcloth for paintings and, as such, has come to symbolize art in general. Because it’s blank, it represents art not yet created – perhaps due to a lack of funding. Swiss Post has been promoting and collecting contemporary art since 1924.

Switzerland has never had a stamp made purely of canvas before. That’s why a making-of film was also produced for this very special stamp.

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Das k+a Magazin ueber die Bauten der Post

Magazine k+a Architectural art at Swiss Post

Did you know that lots of Swiss Post’s branches and buildings in Switzerland are home to fascinating local works of art? The theme of the December 2020 issue of the magazine “Kunst + Architektur in der Schweiz” was “Art in architecture at Swiss Post”.

Are you interested in Swiss Post buildings and art in architecture? Order the magazine conveniently from the Postshop.