Singapore Variety Stamp : Year 2014




Singapore Post is releasing a set of horse stamps on Friday to usher in Chinese New Year. The stamps come in 1st Local, $0.65, and $1.10 denominations, and are the seventh in a set of 12 featuring the animals of the Chinese zodiac.

Although this is not error stamp but I would also highlighted the negative design on the horse stamp by the public according the news below:

Lunar New Year stamps was severely criticized, horse chubby, is not Chun, but looks more like a chicken. BEIJING, Jan. 2, according to Malaysia, Guangming Daily reported that Singapore has been severely criticized the Lunar New Year stamps, horse chubby body, Chun did not look, but more like chicken. New Post announced that this year’s Lunar New Year stamps will be launched on Friday (3). Because next year is the Year of the Horse, stamps are designed primarily to horses. Despite that, the design of the stamp on Wednesday (1) Back in the Straits Times exposure, there are readers call the hotline to comment, saying that the design of the stamp seems like a horse. When a reporter asked about public opinion, most people feel that the horse looks really inconsistent with the way they imagined. Choi (52 years, operations manager) said that stamps in horse round bulging belly and orange color, reminiscent of baked chicken. Chen (40 years old, clerks), also said the horse with his imagination does not meet the image of a large horse, not able to accept.
But there are also public respondents expressed appreciation of the creative designers to subvert the image of the horse. Chow (27 years old, administrative assistant) is considered, I believe the designer wanted to add Lovely horses, with the New Year’s atmosphere, so she can accept such a design.
New Post in 2008 launched the second series of zodiac stamps, commemorative Year of the Horse is one of the first seven sets of stamps. This year there are three kinds of stamp design, write, respectively, Andrew, Spring and get off the ground, the words, choose a bright color of yellow, green and pink. Refers to the bulging belly seemed to not run Some respondents felt that bulging belly, horse, it was hard to think of as the ‘vigorous spirit’, etc. Energetic imagery and good luck.
Schilling (47-year-old, self-employed persons) that stamps the horse round the body, head, feet and tail hoof it a little, so that the horse seems fat. At first glance, even thought it was a pig.
I wish the New Year auspicious words are people ‘instant success’, ‘Ma spirit’, I hope the horse is energetic, Pentium thousands of miles, but the design of the horse seems fat, seems to not run, you can not make people feel This bodes well. she said, had wanted to buy stamps, envelopes posted on greeting cards sent to business partners, but it seems unlikely because the horse luck, she will consider using other design stamps. Artist: Head thought it was a monster Who asked not to be named, said in an interview the artist, at first glance this design really does not look like a horse, in addition to its stature too fat, it also does not look like a real horse head, and even people thought it was a monster. He pointed out that perhaps the name of the designer is to do a more creative image, using hyperbole to emphasize the horse, but the idea has crossed the line, you could not feel it was a horse.


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