eye-catching stamps


designed in collaboration with Dutch Post NL, launched this spring!

Emotions are (wo)man’s best friend - they make us human. We understand them and empathise.

Ten delightfully designed cute images:

Six colorful hearts with a lovely message.

A blooming flower.

A sparkling house.

A blushing circle.

A happy cup of tea.

We are a nation of people who love receiving snail mail but who also send quick text messages, using powerful emoticons. These expressive faces transcend generations, sex and race.

The Netherlands is a country with 200 nationalities (seriously). So, how do we communicate? The message is clear: we all recognise a smiley. We all know the meaning of a heart or the impact of an sad emoticon.

When Post NL approached Marenthe to design 10 special occasion stamps, she thought: “wow, let’s combine the traditional (snail mail) with the current trend (digital emoticon).”

Here's the result:-)