Flowers on new Swiss postage stamps

Other people don't necessarily see us as we see ourselves. This may be a cliché, but it is quite an interesting one, as a series of stamps issued by Swiss Post shows. Over the past few years, foreign artists have each been asked to design a series of four stamps depicting how they see Switzerland. Artists from England, France and Italy have made their contributions, and now it is the turn of Germany.

Berlin painter Kuno Ebert and graphic designer Katja Dengel have chosen a red flower to describe how they see Switzerland. For Ebert this is no random choice, for a flower can shield itself, protect itself and hide itself away, just as Switzerland does

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