Friday, September 14, 2007

Postage Stamp of the Week: Love

Last weekend in Vancouver I spotted a sculpture just like the one in Philadelphia's LOVE Park, except it was painted blue and green, the colors of the Vancouver Canucks.

Robert Indiana's famous design first appeared on a greeting card in 1964 and then on this stamp in '73 before turning into the Philly sculpture in '76. A few years back while traveling through town I visited LOVE Park, where the Phillie Phanatic mock-stole my suitcase. He made up for it by posing for this photo.

The sculpture has apparently been franchised to other cities around the world, including Vancouver. There it sits on Georgia Street, just blocks from Stanley Park, site of this bitchin' Elvis Costello video.

What so funny 'bout peace, LOVE, and understanding?

Postage Stamp of the Week Updateâ„¢: Mariah Carey recently unveiled a previous PSOTW, the one commemorating jury duty.