Irish post issued five innovative stamps to celebrate traditionally recognised human senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch.
The strong and bold stamp images designed by Zinc Design Consultants, illustrate each of the five senses that are both striking and original.
Traditional Human Senses
The stamps feature enhanced production techniques for each sense that gives the real feel of senses.
Sight – printed on transparent paper, when you pick up the stamp you can see through it.
Hearing – thermography so that when the stamp is rubbed it creates a sound.
Taste – strawberry flavoured gum has been applied to the back of the stamp.
Smell – a mint fragrance has been added to the surface of the stamp.
Touch – where thermochromic ink has been used, so that when the hand illustration is touched, it changes colour.
In addition, all of the stamps contain image recognition technology to allow Smartphone’s to link to specially compiled online material related to the Five Senses.
Title: Traditional Human Senses
Date of Issue: 10 September 2015
Denominations: €0.70, €1.05, €1.25, €1.70, €2.80
Source: Ireland Post