Hat-Trick designs London 2012 Olympic stamps

Hat-Trick Design has created four stamps for the Royal Mail which will be released on 27 July to mark the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Welcome to London

The Welcome to London stamps feature London landmarks blended with Olympic sports so, for example, the London Eye becomes the front wheel of a bicycle and the Olympic stadium is merged with a running track.

Cyclist

The other two stamps show a fencer’s lunge meeting the walkway of Tower Bridge and a diver alongside Tate Modern.

Diver

There are two first-class stamps in the set and two priced at £1.28, for worldwide airmail postage.

Fencer

London Mayor Boris Johnson says, ‘Even fleet-footed Hermes himself would hang up his winged sandals and send his letters through Royal Mail if he saw the quality of these beautiful Olympics-themed stamps.’

Runner

The Royal Mail has previously issued a series of Olympic stamps, art directed by Studio David Hillman.

Gold medal stamp

It will also be releasing special gold medal stamps throughout the Olympics, for each gold won by a British athlete. An example is show above.

Royal Mail says these stamps will, where possible, feature a photograph of the athlete or team in action from their gold medal-winning final.

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  • Marlborough November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Always loved the work from these guys great twist and execution

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