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09 March 2020

Boris Vian Birth Centenary

France: Boris Vian, 6 March 2020. Images from Phil-Ouest.

First day Friday, March 6, 2020
Cancellation illustrated 1st day in PARIS at the Carré d’Encre, from 10H to 17H, 13 bis rue des Mathurins, 75009 PARIS.
Sylvie PATTE & Tanguy BESSET will lead a signing session on Friday March 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Nicole BERTOLT, heritage director and representative for Boris Vian’s work will be present on Friday March 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to accompany the signing session.
General sale on Monday March 9, 2020 Info
Face value: € 0.97 – See prices as of March 9, 2020
Postage of the green letter up to 20g for France, Monaco, Andorra and postal sectors (army)
Stamp square Overall dimensions 40,85×40,85 mm Perforation 13
Full color
Rotogravure printed with 30 stamps per sheet
900,000 copies issued – see 2020 prints

France: Boris Vian Birth Centenary (selections for design contest), 9 March 2020. Image from Phil-Oest.

In 2020, La Poste issues a stamp celebrating the centenary of the birth of Boris Vian.

Joining the preparations for this anniversary, La Poste has proposed to Coherence Boris Vian to launch a call for public votes to choose the visual of the future stamp to be issued on March 9, 2020.

Following a competition of artists, three models made by Patte & Besset were selected by the Cohérie Boris Vian and La Poste. These integrate into both the universe, the personality and the time of the artist.

For Nicole BERTOLT, Boris Vian’s curator for the work of Boris Vian and director of the heritage “Grand épistolier, Boris Vian wrote and received thousands of letters. For this reason, this partnership with La Poste seemed natural to us. This stamp in his name will be a nice birthday present. “

The three models are proposed to the votes of 17 to 26 September 2019 on the Facebook @BorisVianOfficiel: https://tinyurl.com/yyex3892
A few words from the artists …
“Eclecticism and fantasy are the two aspects of Boris Vian’s life that struck us the most. It’s a challenge to show all the dimensions in a stamp! The colors are inspired by those of the forties and fifties: posters, album covers and book covers that surrounded Vian, his apartment Cité Véron. We also used the spiral of the college of pataphysics: it evokes the vagueness of creativity that animated Boris Vian, also vinyl record and fantasy, humor! “.
© Patte & Besset


Portrait …
At the same time engineer, poet, novelist, musician between swing and jazz, singer, lyricist, painter, translator, artistic director, actor, screenwriter (…), Boris Vian was an artist with multiple hats, with insatiable curiosity and to creative insolence, despite its short existence. He died in 1959 at the age of 39.

In the end, he leaves us with a fabulously rich, modern production, which we never stop discovering or rediscovering: his literary work first of all with in particular the Écume des jours , the Arrache-coeur , books now fixed in our memories of college students, I will spit on your graveswrote under the pseudonym of Vernon Sullivan, who caused a scandal in his time and many others; his musical repertoire of course including the famous peaceful text the deserter , but also the lament of progress or the java of the atomic bomb , committed songs full of humor, and let us not forget all his texts served with happiness by interpreters such as Henri Salvador , Magali Noël , Serge Reggiani , Mouloudji, Jacques Higelin …

A few words from the artists…
“Eclecticism and fantasy are the two aspects of Boris Vian’s life that struck us the most. It’s a challenge to show all the dimensions in a stamp! The colors are inspired by those of the forties and fifties: posters, record sleeves and book covers that surrounded Vian, his apartment Cité Véron.
We also used the spiral of the college of pataphysics: it visually evokes the whirlwind of creativity that animated Boris Vian, also the vinyl record and fantasy, humor! ”
© – La Poste – All rights reserved

“Your most beautiful words for Boris” contest from March 6 to May 6, 2020
La Poste, Cohérie Boris Vian and PRISMA-HEREDIUM editions are launching the contest for the most beautiful message addressed to Boris Vian on the occasion of the launch of the Boris Vian Centenary stamp.
Messages must be sent on a postcard to Philaposte – Boris Vian competition – communication service – 3/5 avenue Galliéni – 94250 Gentilly. A special postcard will be launched on March 6, available at Carré d’Encre and downloadable online at https://www.laposte.fr/toutsurletimbre

A jury made up of experts, artists and lovers of Boris Vian will reveal the June 12, 2020 at the Paris Philex fair, the 10 winning “favorite” messages.
From Phil @ Poste press release


12 June 2020

Boris Vian Birth Centenary Miniature Sheet

France: Boris Vian Birth Centenary Miniature Sheet, 16 June 2020. Images from Post-Oeust.

Issued: Friday, June 12, 2020
Illustrated obliteration 1st day in PARIS at Le Carré d’Encre, from 10am to 1pm and from 2.30pm to 5pm, 13 bis rue des Mathurins, 75009 PARIS. (entrance through 42 Godot Street in Mauroy, closed on Monday).
General sale on Monday, June 15, 2020 Info
Face value: €6.96 See fares as of June 15, 2020
6 priority letters up to 20g for France, Monaco, Andorra and postal sectors (army)
Mini-sheet of vertical stamps – Serration : 13
Total dimensions: 143×185 mm
Color In: polychrome
Printed in heliography 6 stamps per sheet
Issued to 90,000 copies

Model of Sylvie Patte and Tanguy Besset
From photos by © Ingi Paris/akg-images (portrait) and © Cohérie Vian

Vian still alive!
2020 is the year of the centenary Boris Vian, a year provided with events and events of all kinds to celebrate this artistic genius.

© – The Post Office – All Rights Reserved

“Your best words for Boris” contest from March 6 to May 6, 2020

Looking at the containment (mid-March to mid-May) related to the health crisis, it was decided to extend the sending of postcards (dedicated card or card of his choice) until the end of summer 2020. The jury composed of experts, artists and lovers of Boris Vian will select the 10 most beautiful messages at the beginning of the year. An awards ceremony will be held at the end of 2020.

According to Phil@Poste’s press release

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