Royal Mail today releases a series of special stamps commemorating 100 years of motor sport, with design by True North.
True North was appointed by Royal Mail’s Stamp Advisory Committee last summer to participate in a general ‘scoping’ exercise and was selected to develop its concept through to final artwork, with photography by James Callaghan.
The six stamps depict some of the UK’s best known racing car drivers, including Graham Hill, winner of the ‘Triple Crown’ and Monaco Grand Prix, Scottish legend Jim Clark, winner of 25 Grand Prix before he died tragically at the age of 32 and Sir Stirling Moss, who this year celebrates the 50th anniversary of winning the Grand Prix, as well as the 1986 driver of the Williams FW11, Nigel Mansell.
The presentation pack includes profiles of all the drivers by motor racing journalist Richard Rae.
True North has also designed a series of Harry Potter stamps, which will be released on 17 July to mark the last Harry Potter novel by author JK Rowling.