The Iceland Post Christmas stamps 2013 (StampNews.com covered the issue previously at http://www.stampnews.com/?p=19531), designed by Orn Smari Gislason, and based on the art of Mr. Leifur Breidfjord are attracting a lot of attention in the international community. The stamps have been mentioned in several articles in the British American and Australian online press.
Mr. Leifur Breidfjord is a renowned Icelandic artist working mainly in stained glass. Fellow of the British Society of Master Glass Painters, he designed and created the Diamond Jubilee Window of Southwark Cathedral that was installed in June 2012 for the celebration of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
The Dean of Southwark, the Very Reverend Andrew Nunn comments: "We very much enjoy Leifur Breidfjord's outstanding work in the Jubilee Window of Southwark Cathedral. I am therefore delighted that, as we continue to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen, his marvelously evocative work has been chosen for these stamps. They will be posted off around the world and express something of the joy of God that we celebrate at Christmas".