Saturday, January 01, 2011

Number One Wish 1-1-11

How sharp that serif on the number 1 on this card sent nearly 100 years ago, on the 1st of January, 1918.

Such a clever design, the number created by cutting away access imagery. The postcard (often called ansicht in Dutch) was printed in Saxon, the text at the bottom could have read Gutes Neues Jahr, but instead Gelukkig Nieuwjaar, Happy New Year was applied by hand with a stamp.

A card suitable to be sold anywhere, for people all over the world to wish each other all the best in the year to come.

How do you say Happy New Year in your mother tongue?

This work by Judith van Praag is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License
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