Thursday, March 14, 2013

Finnish Outhouses 8.3.2013

The Prettiest Outhouses stamp booklet was issued on March 2013. The motifs were chosen in a photo contest arranged by the Ilta-Sanomat newspaper and Itella Posti Oy. The judges chose the prettiest Finnish outhouses from among more than 500 candidates. The four winners are located in different parts of Finland: Uusikaupunki, Polvijärvi, Mustasaari, and Kerimäki. One of the judges, graphic artist Satu Lusa, has designed 2nd class stamps of the winning photos, emphasizing a cozy summer cottage atmosphere.
Finland is known for both its ecological designs and its outhouses. Most summerhouses in Finland still have traditional outhouses, with no plumbing and some are quite elaborate. It will be interesting to see if Finnish designers can create an outhouse design for export to the world. 
Thank you Ella.

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