A new stamp for Swiss Post

Jannuzzi Smith has designed a special postage stamp to mark Festival del Film Locarno’s 70th anniversary. The stamp was presented at a press conference in Locarno by Swiss Post Vice-Chairman Adriano P. Vassalli, together with Festival President Marco Solari.

The commemorative issue is a major honour, acknowledged Marco Solari: “I’m grateful to Swiss Post’s Board of Directors for this unexpected birthday gift for the Festival, an event which despite its 70 year history still looks to the future with the grit and determination of its animal symbol, the leopard.”

Designing the special stamp meant expressing all that creative energy in just seven square centimetres. As the design consultancy’s director Paolo Jannuzzi explained, “We set out to find the image that each one of us, from the oldest to the youngest, would want to see on letters and postcards to represent the soul of Locarno: a roaring leopard.

The new stamp, which can be reserved online from 31 March 2017 via postshop.ch, is due to be issued on 11 May 2017 and will be on sale at all post offices throughout Switzerland until 30 June 2018, or until stocks are exhausted.