Sometimes, when new patrons come to the Carleton Place Public Library after having used a larger city library, they comment on the fact that we still use a date-due stamp. While many libraries now use a computer print-off to remind you what you have out, we stamp our books with the due date. You can still access your account online and see what you have out or renew your books, but we don’t give you a print-out. Saving paper, right?
But Italian artist Federico Pietrella uses date stamps to create gorgeous pointillist pieces of art. Up close, you can see the stamp markings, but step back and the works come alive. It’s hard to believe he does all this with a tiny rubber stamp! You can see more of his work by clicking here.
The really interesting thing about his art is that he always uses the current date on his pieces. You can see the entire timeline he worked on a piece just by looking at the dates on the canvas. How creative!