Classic Locomotives is the latest set of Royal Mail Special Stamps by Roundel, commemorating 200 years of steam rail travel. The six stamps feature photography by John Wildgoose depicting classic steam engines that still run on preserved railways in the UK. Roundel director Mike Denny says the group’s challenge was to create simple designs that met Royal Mail’s brief of showing steam trains in their natural environment; a landscape format complements the subject and photography.
The move aims to create a new agency model, according to the marketing group, specifically designed to help brands in a “dynamic media environment”.
Two immersive installations at Amy: Beyond the Stage from set designer Chiara Stephenson seek to show a different side of the troubled singer.
As the year draws to a close, here is our pick of festive and not-so-festive design events that are not to be missed in December.
Illustration-led puzzle companies speak with us about how they have capitalised on a market which has been supercharged by pandemic lockdowns and a desire to “switch off”.