Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Prince William and Kate Middleton

Here's the 'philatelist' portrait of Prince William and Kate Middleton - made entirely of stamps, mostly Machins!

Peter Mason, or the 'Post Pop Art Man,' as he is known, created the portrait of the royal couple by recycling British postage stamps into a pixilated image of the pair.

See and read the whole story here.

For the tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales, on the 10th anniversary of her death, seen left, more than 100 stamps of a set of five featuring Diana’s portrait were used on the candle alone, symbolizing Elton John’s memorial song “Candle in the Wind.” A huge amount of thought went into the creation of the portrait and its use of symbolism.

You can see more pictures of Peters work and read how he makes up the designs on this website.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would love to see a portrait of the Machin Cast made up entirely from the definitive bearing his name.

What about it Peter?

GBStamps said...

Just to clarify, Elton John first sang "Candle in the Wind" in 1973 to honor Marilyn Monroe. He then re-used it for Princess Diana.

--Larry