Friday, July 3, 2015

Kurt Plowitz

[Czechoslovakia][USA] (b 1912/d 1969)

"This Czech-born American artist and illustrator supposedly designed the yellow smiley face for a 1951 or '52 UNICEF fundraising campaign called "A Smile for UNICEF," but since the United Nations never copyrighted the image it was picked up in the mid-1960s and has become an icon; as a staff artist for the U.N. Graphic Presentation Unit , he was quite active between 1956 and 1964 and designed several U.N. stamps. (..)" 


United Nations (New York) 1956 "United Nations Day" (2,1) [Recess (De La Rue)] Sc(45,46)

Belgium 1958 "United Nations Commemoration" (15,15,1) [Engr (C. Leclercqz)][Recess] Sc(524) [ image credit of Stampworld ]

United Nations (New York) 1961 "International Court of Justice" (2,1) [Photo (Government Printing Works, Tokyo)] Sc(88,89)

United Nations (New York) 1961/1964 "Various Designs" (9,9,1) [Photo (Harrison & Sons, Co.)] Sc(104) [1962]

United Nations (New York) 1962 "UN Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space" (2,1) [Recess (Bradbury Wilkinson)] Sc(112,113)

United Nations (New York) 1963 "Air Mail" (5,5,1) [Photo Courvoisier)] Sc(C10)

United Nations (New York) 1963 "United Nations General Assembly Buildings" (2,1) [Photo (GPW,Tokyo)] Sc(119,120)

United Nations (New York) 1964 "Narcotics Control" (2,1) [Recess (Canadian Bank Note Co.)] Sc(131,132)

United Nations (New York) 1964 "Education for Progress" (3,1) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(134,...,136) [ 11c image is credit of Stampworld ]

United Nations (New York) 1965 "ITU Centenary" (2,1) [Photo (Curvoisier)] Sc(141,142)

United Nations (New York) 1965 "Various Designs" (5,5,1) [Photo (GPW,Tokyo)] Sc(146)

United Nations (New York) 1966 "20th Anniversary of UNICEF" (3,3,3) [Litho (De La Rue)] Sc(161,...,163)

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