After a 30-year hiatus, cartoonist Raymond Briggs has resurrected his Father Christmas character on a series of festive stamps for Royal Mail. Taking the weather as a theme, Briggs depicts the portly present-bearer battling snow, rain and sleet on his traditional Christmas Eve delivery round. Jane Ryan, head of design at Royal Mail Stamps, commissioned Briggs to design the stamps and to create additional material, including air letters and presentation packs. The stamps launch this week.
This year’s competition invited designers in training to revamp the cover of three well-known books across adult fiction, adult non-fiction and children’s literature.
The new branding centres upon a dynamic R logo, which intends to evoke the “gestural quality of a dancer in motion”.
The UK-based social organisation has a new name, five-year strategy plan and “dynamic, moving identity” system.
As part of our coverage of 2022’s graduate season, we’re talking with a selection of graduates from around the UK about their work, practice and future plans.