Postcard #15 – Chameleon

The chameleon on this postcard is rather charming, but I think the highlight of this one is actually the stamp which depicts one of the well known works by Alfons Mucha/Alphonse Mucha. Art Nouveau is one of my favorite art movements and art styles. It has this organic, fantastic, and decadent quality that doesn’t make any excuses except it’s just there to be beautiful. I’m actually kind of sad this sort of aesthetic is no longer in fashion. It would be pretty awesome if, say, cramped city apartments were designed this way, bringing “nature” back to the cold concrete. Unfortunately these days this style might only be found on some fantasy art.