Thank you, Sébastien, for the link to that great website of French stamps. As you can see when you click on the link, on show are the stamps designed and/or engraved by Yves Beaujard, designer of the latest Marianne stamp. I had a look in my French collection and found that I have only of his stamps, Liberty lighting up the world.
What I like about this stamp (and his Peace stamp which I showed yesterday) is the use of blank space in the design. A very uncluttered feel to the design. But she does look a bit stern, doesn't she? Maybe the thing is with Beaujard that he's not very good with women. For have a look at this stamp of Pierre Bayle, the French philosopher and writer:
Isn't it an absolute dream, this stamp?! Again we see the use of space and look at the soft features of the man. Absolutely my favourite of his, and I'm very sorry I haven't got it in my collection.