The Royal Mail is issuing a set of stamps depicting insects and creatures found in and around ponds. Designed by John Gibbs, the set features the Common Frog, the Great Diving Beetle, the Three-Spined Stickleback and the Southern Hawker Dragonfly and is issued on 10 July. ‘The quality of photography by Frank Greenaway on the pondlife issue is exceptional and encapsulates our fascination with ponds,’ says Royal Mail stamps and collectibles managing director Mark Thomson. The theme of pond life was chosen as a contribution to this year’s Europa stamp theme of Water and Natural Resources.
The council has chosen design consultants Publica to provide strategic oversight for its £235 million plan, which may include “more plants, reduced traffic and fewer building emissions”.
Some 25 years on from its first launch, the series dedicated to great thinkers and philosophers is being updated with 20 more titles.
The visual refresh hopes to make the data-heavy environmental and energy resources magazine stand out from its competitors.
D&AD foundations director Paul Drake advises design graduates and those studying to make the most of the current spirit of “generosity” in the industry.