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vrijdag, mei 11, 2012

Star Wars Stamps Cover All Your Intergalactic Mail Needs

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Traditional postal service might seem alien in a world where people can communicate using holograms, but mixing futuristic and old-school ideas inspired graphic artist Stefan van Zoggel to create his Star Wars stamps.

?The collision of the sci-fi futuristic world of Star Wars and the old, traditional world of postage stamps back in the day is what excited me about this project,? van Zoggel said in an e-mail to Wired about his series of arty stamps. ?It wouldn?t be as fun to just make droid holograms, or even stamps with random Star Wars images on [them]. I like the fact that they look like they were used a century ago to send post to another planet.?

To that end, van Zoggel, who gained web fame in February for his Meme Movie Posters, has created stamps that appear to originate in the many worlds in the Star Wars universe. Want to send a postcard from the Dagobah system to Coruscant? There?s a stamp for that. The stamps? values are based on the Galactic Credit Standard, and ? perhaps best of all ? R2-D2 is the postmaster.

Van Zoggel, whose day job is as a creative for DLKWLowe ad agency in London, said he doesn?t have official plans to offer the Star Wars stamps for sale the way he did with his meme movie posters (which are currently available here). But he said he would consider a limited run of posters of all the stamps together. (At-reply or direct message him on Twitter if you?re interested.)

Check out the stamps in the gallery above and consider what it would be like if your mail were handled like it was by the lake on Naboo.

Images courtesy Stefan van Zoggel

Angela Watercutter

Angela is a reporter for the Underwire, Wired's pop culture blog. She is also a senior editor of Longshot magazine and a contributor to Pop-Up Magazine.

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