Philatelic Atrocities / Niko Courtelis
Seventeen full-color details and reproductions of American graphic designer Niko Courtelis’s stamp collages. Cut and shockingly reassembled, these stamp collages have scandalous fun with the often mundane world of stamps. Philatelic Atrocities takes these paper Frankensteins and turns them into a lookbook of freaks, oddities, printing, and design.
A brief introduction by Courtelis explains why it’s OK to chop up stamps.
The fourth title in the Kat Ran Essays in Philatelics, a series meant to focus on the overlooked philatelic work of type and graphic designers.
Published by Kat Ran Press, 2014
16 pages, self-covered, full-color, 5.875 × 9 inches