It’s Black History Month UK, and stamp dealer Stanley Gibbons is putting on an exhibition curated by graphic designer Jon Daniel.
Using his own stamp collection and others sourced by Stanley Gibbons, the show will provide a philatelic romp around the best of stamp design, referencing African Caribbean culture.
Stamp design, perhaps sometimes overlooked, is championed by design heavyweight Stephen Bayley who seems to find their merit in their value.
‘They involve a whole range of creativity within clear disciplines, not least dictated by their size. So by collecting stamps, you are, at a fraction of the cost of collecting other forms of art, gaining access to a vast international archive of design,’ Bayley says.
Daniel, who is now executive creative director of Ebb & Flow boutique branding company, says the collection was inspired by Public Enemy’s 1989 single Fight The Power.
Post-Colonial: Stamps from the African Diaspora runs from 1-29 October at Stanley Gibbons, 399 Strand, London WC2R