Who says ‘philately will get you nowhere’?

When you’re well into a successful design career, and have a cabinet full of yellow pencils to show for it, it must be easy to respond to awards with a blasé shrug.

When you’re well into a successful design career, and have a cabinet full of yellow pencils to show for it, it must be easy to respond to awards with a blasé shrug.

But receiving recognition from genuine members of the public, rather than a panel of contemporaries, can make even the most jaded creative a little emotional.

Just ask Tutssels creative director Glenn Tutssel. Following closely on the heals of Roundel’s success in the Royal Mail Innovation Awards (Diary, DW 30 April), Tutssel has been voted, by readers of the British Philatelic Bulletin, as having created their favourite issue of stamps for the last decade.

The stamps in question were issued in 1997, and feature a collection of botanical watercolours from the 18th and 19th centuries. ‘The commission has been inspirational and most rewarding and to win the approval of British stamp collectors has been an even greater delight,’ says Tutssel.

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