WHEN ONE OF MY RUBBER STAMP DESIGNS MADE THE BIG TIME

Drawing

I’ve talked about this before on this blog, but I once spent several years as the main artist and designer for Stampers Anonymous, a well-regarded rubber art stamp company. The owner, Ginny (who continues to be a friend to this day) has an artistic sensibility, and a love for the weird, that dovetails nicely with mine. I loved designing stamps for her, and probably did hundreds throughout the years.

The rubber stamp community is passionately creative, and one of their favorite people is illustrator and collage artist Nick Bantock. He’s probably most famous for the Griffin and Sabine series, but he’s done many other art books as well. His collage work often utilizes rubber stamps, which is part of what endears him to stampers.

So I’m in Ginny’s stamp store one day, and she hands me Bantock’s lavish, oversized hardcover art book, Artful Dodger, and tells me to look at the collage in the center spread. Lo and behold, there, in the center of the collage, is one of my stamps. Probably the proudest moment of my stamp design career. Check it out below. That’s my artwork, the stamp featuring a quote about art, there in the middle.

3 thoughts on “WHEN ONE OF MY RUBBER STAMP DESIGNS MADE THE BIG TIME

  1. I was surprised that permission to use the stamp was missing, but since stamps are meant to be used…
    I was thrilled too that something you designed was in his book. It is a big deal book.
    Thank you for all the nice things you said here. I think you had 300 stamps designed for us and every one was awesome. Thank you again, David and thank you for your friendship.

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  2. I was thrilled too that something you designed was in his book. It is a big deal book.
    Thank you for all the nice things you said here. I think you had 300 stamps designed for us and every one was awesome. Thank you again, David and thank you for your friendship.

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