StampNews.com got to know that a Finnish artist Minna Immonen has designed two fuchsia-hued floral 2nd class stamps that are ideally suited for party invitations and other happy occasions. The Floral beauty sheet is handily folded and shows the rugosa rose, a familiar sight along Finnish roadsides and gardens, as well as the more sophisticated cultivated orchid. The issue was released on the 8th of May.
Flowers are a topic Immonen particularly enjoys. "I create around 300 postcard designs every year and about half of them depict flowers", she explains. The 2009 Christmas stamps and the 2001 Valentine's Day stamp are also created by Immonen. In addition to stamps and postcards, her work also includes calendars, posters and a range of products for Finnish design company Arabia.