THE TOUCH

Design Briefmarke Österreich

Young life first relies on the sense of touch, and it is touching as an expression of emotional attention that prevents physical and mental loneliness, a growing problem of the 21st century.
The hands of an old woman and a child in the moment of touch reinterpret Michelangelo’s ’Creation of Adam’.
Thus the intergenerational contract starts:
mutual affection, appreciation, and exchange of experiences.

Text of tender for postal stamp design 2017 by the newspaper ’Die Presse’ and the Austrian Postal Authorities.
Generational issues - living together in the future.
Large Families with several generations under one roof have ceded the ground to single-person households and rising life expectancy.
What is the impact on our society and the intergenerational contract?
Explore the responsibilities for an appreciative and mutually beneficial cohabitation of several generations.
A postal stamp design contest about the future of intergenerational coexistence.

Post AG

 

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