Four postage stamp designs related to prosthetic arms.
Four postage stamp designs related to prosthetic arms.

PROSTHETICS POSTAGE STAMP DESIGNS

CLASS: Digital Image Design | 2022

Brief: Create a set of stamps that share a common theme.

I’m really proud of how these turned out. My other ideas involved mobility aids and hearing aids/cochlear implants, but I found prosthetics the most visually interesting. I opted for a blueprint design with contrasting image and text colors. The text in itself relates to each prosthesis, but avoids the common pitfall of “inspiration porn” — that is, putting assortedly non-able-bodied folks (in this case, amputees) on a pedestal purely on the basis of being able to accomplish basic tasks. Examples of this would be if I had labeled the stamps with captions such as “inspire”, “miracle”, “brave”, etc. The captions I chose are also conceptually tied to the words themselves, using the typeface to illustrate the word.