Royal Mail’s in-house team has worked with a Studio Dempsey template to create the stamps, while Supple Studio worked on an associated presentation pack.
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Graffiti artist and illustrator Matt Sewell has launched a range of colourful bird themed stamps. The stamps feature watercolour illustrations of a variety of birds including the Blue Tit, Puffin, Cormorant and the specially commissioned Manx Shearwater, which is indigenous to the Isle of Man. Descriptions of the birds are written on each of the […]
The stamp collection – designed by True North and with illustrations by artist Rebecca Strickson – features famous British prehistoric sites and artefacts.
We round up our favourite stamp designs from the past five decades, including Quentin Blake’s interpretation of A Christmas Carol and a festive illustrated robin.
The collection has been designed by The Chase, featuring illustrations of Christmas traditions by Helen Musselwhite.
Everything from heat sensitive inks and microtext to negative space have been used to help people solve the mysteries of classic Christie novels.
Designed by The Chase and illustrated by John Higgins, the set of six stamps depicts the key events surrounding the fire.
Robert Maude and Sarah Davies have designed the stamps to mark the 300th anniversary of the artist and landscape gardener’s birth.
The Isle of Man Post Office has designed a set of stamps celebrating the 40th birthday of animation studio Aardman . The likes of Wallace and Gromit, Sean the Sheep and Morph have all been captured for the eight piece set of stamps. All of the images have been shot by Aardman photographers and the […]
The Royal Mail, in collaboration with designers Kate Stephens, Supple Studio and Jessica Hische, has released some photography-based stamps commemorating HM the Queen’s life so far.
The stamps, designed by The Chase, “celebrate the power of his language, which continues to influence us every day”.
We speak to designer David Hillman about how he worked with illustrator David Holmes to create the Royal Mail’s nativity stamps.
Purpose has designed the Royal Mail Yearbook while Supple Studio has created the Year Pack. Both feature all of this year’s special stamp issues.
The stamps, illustrated by Geoff Appleton, aim to “show off the raw energy of rugby union”.
Consultancies Interabang and GBH have used the force to create 18 special Royal Mail stamps, to mark the release of the new Star Wars film.
Anna Ekelund Creative has designed six stamps showing different species and Interabang has designed a mini sheet of four, which tells the story of the honey bee.
Hat-trick Design has created a new set of stamps for the Jersey Post commemorating the 75th anniversary of The Battle of Britain. The stamps follow a previous Hat-trick-designed set released last month to celebrate the victory of Allied forces in Europe and the liberation of Jersey. Hat-trick creative director Gareth Howat says: “Our inspiration partly […]
Silk Pearce and Webb & Webb have designed a set of ten stamps which depict key battle moments in Waterloo through 19th Century paintings and original paintings.
The stamps – designed by Howard Brown – feature texts from key bills and declarations from around the world.
The set of ten stamps has been designed by The Chase. The stamps feature comedy greats including Lenny Henry and the Two Ronnies and are being released on 1 April.
The set of ten stamps show the engineering evolution of UK bridges and have been shot from “the perfect three quarter perspective”.
GBH has designed the set of eight special stamps, which illustrate ten significant British inventions of the last 100 years.
Royal Mail has launched a set of Alice in Wonderland-themed special stamps to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the story’s publication.
In 1965, then-postmaster general Tony Benn asked designer David Gentleman to create new illustrations that would modernise stamp design. Fifty years on, the Royal Mail has 2,663 special stamps to show as part of its collection, ranging from the commemoration of the 1940 Battle of Britain to celebrating the “life” of fictional character Sherlock Holmes in 1993. To mark the 50th anniversary of their non-Royal-related stamp programme, we ask a selection of experts about their favourite design from each decade.
True North has designed the Royal Mail’s 2014 Christmas stamps, which feature scenes of festive family traditions.
Why Not Associates is behind the design of the Royal Mail’s new set of stamps, celebrating the UK’s piers and seaside architecture.
Together Design is behind the design of a set of eight stamps for the Royal Mail depicting ‘key British Prime Ministers of the last 200 years.’
Howard Brown is behind the design of a set of six Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Stamps for the Royal Mail, which feature illustrations by Nanette Hoogslag and photography by Andy Hooper. Brown’s compositions show action and movement exaggerated by a series of lines and countours which indicate direction and speed. Swimming, para-sport track cycling – […]
Independent designer Kate Stephens is behind the Royal Mail’s new set of stamps, which carries a sustainable fishing message.
The Royal Mail has released a set of ten stamps which celebrate ‘Great British Films,’ including 2001 A Space Odyssey and Lawrence of Arabia.
Howard Brown has designed a set of six stamps for the Royal Mail showing how Buckingham Palace has developed since the 17th century.
Purpose has designed a set of stamps for the Royal Mail celebrating Britons with ‘Remarkable Lives’, with graphic designer Abram Games among those commemorated.
The Royal Mail has announced a five-year programme of stamps commemorating the First World War.
The Royal Mail has issued a set of stamps designed by Michael Denny and Harold Batten which celebrates the contribution horses still make to working life in Britain today.
Royal Mail has unveiled two new Christmas stamps designed by children who won a UK-wide competition.
Why Not Associates has designed a set of ten dinosaur stamps for the Royal Mail, marking 200 years of dinosaur fossil discovery in the UK.
Silk Pearce has designed two sets of stamps for The Royal Mail, which celebrates the Merchant Navy’s contribution to British life over the last 200 years.
The Royal Mail has released a set of stamps featuring classic British cars, with design by Why Not Associates and Robert Maude and Sarah Davies.
Hat-Trick Design has created a set of stamps celebrating Andy Murray’s Wimbledon victory using a template design reserved for the event of a national sporting success.
True North has designed a set of Superman stamps for Jersey Post.
To mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation, the Royal Mail has unveiled a set of six portrait stamps designed by Atelier Works, which include a newly commissioned painting.
Together Design has designed a series of Great Britons stamps for Royal Mail, celebrating some of Britain’s most famous names.
True North has designed the Football Heroes stamp series for the Royal Mail, marking 150 years since the establishment of the Football Association.
True North has designed a set of King Edward VII stamps for Jersey Post.
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.
Independent stamp designer Howard Brown has designed a set of stamps commemorating the bicentenary of Charles Dickens’ birth year using illustrations by Joseph Clayton Clarke.
London-based consultancy Kapitza has worked on a series of Kaleidoscope Flower stamps for the US Postal Service.
Webb & Webb has worked with Axel Scheffler, illustrator of children’s book The Gruffalo, to design The Royal Mail’s 2012 Christmas stamps.
The Chase has designed the Royal Mail Memories of London 2012 stamps, the final of its Olympic and Paralympic special stamp issues. The special stamp issue celebrates the 70,000 ‘Games Maker’ volunteers alongside images of the Olympic Games closing ceremony, Paralympic Opening ceremony and Paralympic Procession. The Games Maker stamp shows the volunteers in their […]
Royal Mail is launching a set of four Special Stamps to mark the start of the London 2012 Paralympic Games on 29 August, designed by Pearce Marchbank.
The Royal Mail has unveiled a set of six stamps to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne – her Diamond Jubilee.
Magpie Studio has designed a set of ten new stamps for Royal Mail celebrating the children’s books of Roald Dahl.
Loewy Group consultancy Team Publishing has designed a sheet of commemorative Titanic stamps for the Royal Mail telling the story of the building, launching, sailing, and sinking of the Titanic.
The Chase has designed a range of British comic stamps for the Royal Mail, featuring The Dandy’s Desperate Dan, Dennis the Menace from The Beano, football strip Roy of the Rovers, 2000AD and the Four Marys from Bunty.
Together has designed the Royal Mail Christmas stamps for 2011, celebrating the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.
The final set of the Royal Mail’s series of London 2012 Olympic stamps is set to be issued, featuring work by 10 different artists art-directed by Studio David Hillman.
Magpie Studio has designed a new set of Winnie the Pooh stamps for the Royal Mail using EH Shepard illustrations.
Aardman Animations has created a series of Christmas stamps for the Royal Mail, which feature characters Wallace and Gromit in a series of festive scenarios.
The second set of the Royal Mail’s London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games stamps have been unveiled today and feature work by ten different illustrators across ten stamps.
CDT Design has designed a set of stamps for Royal Mail to mark the 150th anniversary of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.
Together has designed a set of stamps for Royal Mail to celebrate the centenary of the Girlguiding movement.
The Royal Mail has unveiled a series of stamps to celebrate the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Webb & Webb has created a set of stamps for the Royal Mail to commemorate the work of the early industrialists.
The Royal Mail is marking the May centenary of the birth of James Bond creator Ian Fleming with six stamp designs, featuring the covers of different versions of the most famous superspy novels.
Royal Mail today marks the centenary of the boy scout movement with a series of specially commissioned stamps designed by The Workroom. The branding consultancy was appointed to the project in June, having won a paid concept pitch against two other undisclosed consultancies. The group’s rebranding and repositioning of The Scout Association in 2000 – […]
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Arnold Machin’s iconic image of the Queen, the Royal Mail has issued this special commemorative miniature sheet, designed by Jeffrey Matthews in conjunction with Together Design. The £2.68 sheet also includes a new 1st class stamp, featuring a portrait of Machin himself – the first time the Royal Mail has […]
Silk Pearce unveiled its new stamp designs for Royal Mail today, in celebration of St George’s Day. Called Celebrating England, the designs are the second in a series called Countries of the United Kingdom, being created by the design consultancy over four years – for Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales. Susan Gilson, Royal Mail’s […]
Royal Mail is unveiling the first in a series of commemorative stamps celebrating the national identities of the UK, designed by Silk Pearce. Each miniature sheet in The Four Countries of the United Kingdom series contains regional definitive stamps showing the country’s flag, its patron saint and a national landmark. The stamps, created by Silk […]