StampNews.com would like to offer our readers to throw a look at one of the biggest stamp mosaic created by an ordinary student. This masterpiece depicts Arnold Marchin – a great stamp designer.
The artist who created one of the most iconic images of the Queen has now been immortalized himself and became a real novelty in the world of philately.
Arnold Machin designed the famous effigy of the Queen's head, which graced the front of Royal Mail stamps from the 1960s onwards. Some 320 billion copies of his work have been made since then, setting a world record for reproductions.
Now Staffordshire University student Sean Sargeant, above, has turned the tables on Stoke-born Machin by using his effigy on a stamp. The 22-year-old, who lives in Shelton, said:
"I used broken ceramic tiles to create the stamp".
Alongside the giant stamp is a montage of smaller images and a stamped envelope address to Machin's old home in Stoke.
Sourced by stokesentinel.co.uk