CDT stamps its millennium idea

The work of 48 image-makers will feature in the 1999 series of stamps issued by the Royal Mail to celebrate the millennium. CDT Design came up with the concept for the series on British achievements of the past 1000 years and has created a typestyle.

Four stamps will be released each month during 1999, each by a different image-maker. CDT founder Mike Dempsey worked with CDT senior designer Simon Elliott and Barry Robinson and Jane Ryan from Royal Mail to bring in the 48 artists, illustrators, photographers and craftsmen.

January’s theme centres on inventions. David Gentleman will portray time, Zafer & Barbara Baran photography, Peter Howson steam, and Eduardo Paolozzi the computer.

February’s travel theme features Captain Cook by Andrzej Klimowski, mass transport by John Lawrence, personal transport – shown as a bicycle – by Sara Fanelli and jet travel embodied in a Comet by George Hardie.

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