Welcome to the Metascape, a virtual landscape created by students at ECAL, the cantonal university of art and design in Lausanne. You can scan the QR code on the miniature sheet to embark on a virtual video journey on Instagram.

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Metascape stamp

Strange, and yet somehow familiar. That’s the impression created by the elements on this miniature sheet’s design. While familiar features of landscapes can be discerned, such as rocks, bodies of water and vague outlines of vegetation, the overall picture is of a surreal world – named the Metascape. To immerse yourself in this imaginary domain, you can simply scan the QR code. Augmented reality technology will then open up to visitors a fantasy world created by artificial intelligence.

The genesis of the design dates back to the Swiss Post Philately department’s visit to ECAL (Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne). Impressed by the students’ artistic work, the team quickly decided to offer the young talents a platform – in the form of a stamp. With the exception of the overall theme of “destination”, the students were given absolute creative freedom.

The result was a total of 14 projects developed in working groups. A handful were then shortlisted. The winning project won the vote of a jury made up of members representing ECAL, Swiss Post and the stamp commission. And so, when the stamp was created, fantasy became reality.

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Technical information


Philately: from 31.8.2023 to 30.9.2024 or while stocks last

Branches: from 7.9.2023 to 30.9.2024 or while stocks last


Unlimited from 7.9.2023


Offset, 4-colour; Gutenberg AG, Schaan, Principality of Liechtenstein


Stamp: 76 × 40 mm

Miniature sheet: 105 × 70 mm

Miniature sheet with a stamp


White stamp paper with optical brightener, matt gummed, 110 gm2


11 ¾: 12


ECAL / A. Gambarini / A. Rossetti / E. Trummer, Renens