A Count Chocula postage stamp?
If you’ve been on the internet for any amount of time, you’ve probably heard of Gallery 1988, the Los Angeles art gallery that frequently hosts themed shows with artwork inspired by pop culture. Well, they’ve recently opened a Pop Culture Postage exhibit by artist Clark Orr, with designs for postage stamps based on film, television, and—yes—cereal from the latter half of the 20th century.
Pictured here is his “The Count” piece, inspired by none other than Count Chocula cereal. The stamp is dated, appropriately, 1971 (when the cereal debuted) and is labeled as “Transylvania Postage.” Fun!
In the lower left is a “T” and a “GM.” Not sure what this represents on postage itself (any philatelists in the audience?), but the “GM,” we can only assume, stands for “General Mills,” naturally, and the T? Your guess is as good as ours!
Framed prints are sold out, but unframed prints and mini prints can still be purchased from the Gallery 1988 site—for now!
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