The 21st Royal Mail special Stamps Yearbook, designed by GBH, launches this week. The 64-page book showcases this year’s Special Stamp issues, including works by Zafar and Barbara Baran for the Royal Horticultural Society’s 200th anniversary, and Atelier Works’ Crimean War Stamps featuring Robert Howlett’s war portraits (spread pictured). This year’s book, the result of a six-month collaboration between GBH and Royal Mail, includes several new elements. Written by design writer Fay Sweet, the yearbook also features specially commissioned imagery.
As we approach the most wonderful time of the year, we ask creative directors what gift someone should buy a designer for Christmas.
The digital design consultancy has appointed a new head, who will oversee its six global offices and lead on growing the business in size and helping it make more money.
Send us photos of your offices decorated for Christmas, and we’ll be publishing a selection of the best ones next week.
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