Robert L. Peters

16 September 2014

Do not judge by appearances; a rich heart may be under a poor coat.

—Scottish Proverb


2 September 2014

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.

—Dr. Seuss


31 August 2014

A lion never loses sleep over the opinions of sheep.

—Anonymous


27 August 2014

Not all who wander are lost… (and why should they be?).

—JRR Tolkien, ‘All that is gold does not glitter’, (The Lord of the Rings)


20 August 2014

Canadian Museum for Human Rights… our latest stamp design.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba

Canada Post today released the commemorative stamp (designed by Circle) featuring the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, one month before the building opens. The museum is located near the Forks National Historic Site in downtown Winnipeg, a meeting place dating back thousands of years at the junction of the Assiniboine and Red rivers. It is the first national museum to be built since 1967, the first ever to be located outside of the National Capital Region, and the first museum in the world solely dedicated to the evolution, celebration, and future of human rights.

The ceremonial stamp unveiling took place at the west base of the Esplanade Riel pedestrian bridge on Mahatma Gandhi Way, and was covered by various local and national media outlets (e.g. here, here, here, and here).

“Canada Post’s stamps tell stories of our history, our heritage and our Canadian identity. The Canadian Museum for Human Rights will invite the world to reflect on human rights struggles – both inspiring and tragic – and encourage action for a better future. This stamp commemorates a symbol of our global human rights aspirations, told through a uniquely Canadian lens,” says Deepak Chopra, President and CEO, Canada Post.

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights permanent rate stamp measures 40 mm x 40 mm and is available in booklets of 10 stamps. An Official First Day Cover has also been issued, measuring 191 mm x 113 mm and cancelled in Winnipeg. The stamps can be purchased at any Canadian Post Office or ordered here.

Stamp design direction : Alain Leduc, Canada Post (Ottawa)
Creative direction : Robert L. Peters, Circle Design Incorporated
Graphic design : Adrian Shum, Circle Design Incorporated
Photography : Mike Grandmaison
Printing : Lowe-Martin Group (Ottawa)

Images above : The stamp, booklet, and official first day cover; Adrian Shum and Robert L. Peters at the unveiling ceremony.


12 August 2014

Comedy is acting out optimism.

—Robin Williams, R.I.P…


11 August 2014

Tanaka Tatsuya | Daily Diorama

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Kagoshima, Japan

For nearly four years, Japanese artist Tanaka Tatsuya‘s daily to-do list has included creating and photographing a mini-diorama comprised of miniature figurines and everyday objects… part of his Miniature Calendar project.

See more here and here. Thanks to friend Sherry Ducharme for the links. (-:


9 August 2014

Everyone must believe in something. I believe I’ll go canoeing.

—Henry David Thoreau


5 August 2014

Don’t be an asshole to work with.

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Erik Spiekermann’s latest letterpress poster…


3 August 2014

It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us as the confidence of their help.

—Epicurus (341 BC – 270 BC)


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