There was some chatter that arose after Tim Holtz made his announcements for the Stampers Anonymous new stamp releases for CHA last week. He made it clear he is not taking credit for designing the "Classic Favorites" collection - he simply chose his favorites from the archives of red rubber wood mounted stamps done by other artists. These are being re-released as cling vinyl. As a former designer for Stampers Anonymous, many friends and fans of the line have emailed me about it. I'll bet there are many of you who are not clear which ones I designed so I thought I would go on record with a set of illustrations below. At a later date I will put together my entire Stampers Anonymous portfolio of images that have been selling for thirteen years....for the record.
Questions have been asked as to why Tim's name is on the collection and not the original artists. To be fair, the early artists never had their names on the stamps. It was not the policy of the company or the original owner. In fact, the new owner of Stampers Anonymous may not be entirely clear who can claim the designs. I can only speak up for myself, go on record, and point out which ones were done by me - especially since many of you have inquired. I have to say it's pretty cool that after many, many years, these images are still considered "favorites".