Billet d'humeur / Editor's words
Nicolas' Marianne was just presented to the press by La Poste. The design was chosen by the President of the Republic alone.
On L'Écho de la timbrologie website, she is described as "classical"... yeah, sure, compared to the three previous Marianne who were the choice either of President Mitterrand (even if the eyes...), or the choice of a larger and larger public confirmed by President Chirac (and I don't have any confidence in those two persons), Nicolas' Marianne is beautifully classical. The artist is not responsible in the choice of a capricious president who wants his Marianne right now, without consulting the public. At least, now I know which French leader I will never give the task of illustrating my marriage's invitations.
We want to thank Thierry Lamouche for a simple and efficient Marianne (with a capriciously short life), and Ève Luquet too for a precedent lifeful and republican beyond the phrygian hat. But I am deeply and sincerely sorry for the former that a capricious autocratic president was walking by there. A shame imho.