Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Six rock bands that conquered the world 11.9.2015

The Million Miles Away stamp booklet features six internationally successful Finnish rock bands that got to where they are today through a great deal of determination and work. The Finnish invasion of the global rock music scene was headed by Hanoi Rocks back in the 1980s. The other bands featured on the stamps are The Rasmus, HIM, Apocalyptica, Children Of Bodom and Nightwish.

"For each of the stamps, I selected a photo of the band and their name logo, which gives the stamps something of a band poster look," explains graphic designer Klaus Welp, the designer of the stamps. The background of the stamps features a collage of the back room wall of the legendary Tavastia club in Helsinki, which, according to Welp, can be considered an archaeological treasure of Finnish rock.

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