"ISABEL" ©1977 W. C. "Bill" Porter
||No, not at all.
can take on any appearance that the artist wishes to convey. In most cases, the artwork is
truly all that's important. The mood of an individual work, or the theme of a series, or
the style of the artist is what dictates how the stamp(s) should be designed. And, like so
many other factors in composition, simple is better.
As can be seen in the example at left, the art is merely framed to enhance the image,
and the only text used with the stamp is to identify the work and the artist's name.