The Royal Mail is in festive mode for August, introducing a range of stamps to coincide with the Notting Hill Carnival. The stamps, designed by photographer Tim Hazael, are the Royal Mail’s contribution to this year’s EUROPA theme of national festivals. Each stamp features the vivid colours of London’s Notting Hill, which after Rio de Janeiro holds the biggest carnival in the world. The presentation pack for collectors includes a specially commissioned poem, called Carnival Days, by Benjamin Zephaniah.
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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