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szdaily -> Culture
Chinese design legend creates stamps for Year of the Dog
    2018-January-9  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

CHINA issued a set of zodiac stamps Friday to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year of the Dog.

China Post invited 99-year-old artist Zhou Lingzhao to design this year’s zodiac stamps. Zhou is noted as the portraitist of Chairman Mao Zedong on the Tian’anmen Rostrum at the founding ceremony of the People’s Republic of China in 1949.

Zhou is something of a legend in Chinese design circles, having led the design of China’s national emblem, the emblem of the Chinese Communist Youth League and the Medal of Liberation, not to mention being the chief designer of the second, third and fourth sets of renminbi banknotes.

Han Meilin, the 81-year-old designer of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games mascot “Fuwa” and the zodiac stamps of last Chinese Lunar Year of the Rooster, describes Zhou as his teacher.

“We have a close relationship like father and son,” Han said.

At the launching ceremony for the dog stamps, the aged Zhou did not do anything more than simply sending a New Year’s greeting.

Zhou spent about one year working on this year’s zodiac stamps design.

The zodiac stamps contain two items at a total price of 2.4 yuan (US$ 0.37). The theme for the fourth round of zodiac stamps is “happy family,” and the new stamps depict Chinese domestic dogs.

China Post says the first stamp depicts a male dog with its chin up and its eyes straight ahead. Its two ears point upward, while its hind legs are forcefully thrust against the ground, ready to pounce on any intruders.

The second stamp shows a brown female dog lovingly gazing at its puppy. The black puppy holds its head up high and tries to stand straight. The mother and the puppy stand side by side, demonstrating maternal love.

The two stamps are connected, signifying a peaceful, harmonious family, and a prosperous, flourishing nation.

In 1980, the Year of the Monkey, China issued its first round of zodiac stamps. Two years later in 1982, Zhou designed the dog year stamp for the first time.

The year 2018 marks Chinese “Wu Xu Year,” the Year of the Dog. The upcoming Year of the Dog begins Feb. 16, 2018.

(SD-Agencies)

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