Thursday, 15 March 2012

RSA Postage Stamps_Initial research

I have decided to do some visual research first, i have collected various images of British stamps to give me an idea of scale and format as well as potential colour palette ideas. 
i want to collect a wide range of stamps as i'm unsure how i want to design my collect whether it be illustrative or digital. 


An iconic silhouette of the queen is delivered on all stamps to represent Great Britain.   

50th Anniversary of Regional Stamps.



Prestige stamp books.








Above: Royal Mail, ‘Mayday – Rescue at Sea’. This stamp series commemorates the centenary of the adoption of SOS as the worldwide Morse code distress signal at sea: ‘to reflect this we designed a special horizontal perforation in the form of dots and dashes · · · — — — · · · (SOS). This was combined with dramatic duotone photography, with the RNLI high-visibility orange highlighted.’ 
Above: Royal Mail, ‘Darwin Stamps’. This series of stamps uses ‘historical and modern stock images to portray all the areas of Darwin’s study, from Geology to Biology. We wanted to communicate how all these areas were interlinked, and that each study informed the bigger picture and ultimately led to his theories.’ 

Royal Mail and China Post have jointly issued a special set of stamps to mark the handover of the Olympic Flag from Beijing to London.

"These stamps are made all the more special as they not only celebrate a wonderful Games in Beijing, but they whet our appetite for what is to come as the UK takes over the honour of hosting the Olympic Games."


The special Royal Shakespeare Company stamps will be released on April 14.


First-class stamps which champion the different Olympic and Paralympic sports at the London 2012 Games will be unveiled today.
Royal Mail is launching 30 stamps to mark the 30th Olympiad in the run-up to the London 2012 Games. Artists are designing images of 20 more sports for stamps that will go on sale in 2010 and 2012.


New lenticular stamp designed by KesselsKramer for the Dutch Post Office. GBH in London also launched a whole Thunderbirds inspired set for the Royal Mail in the UK using similar technology. 
Royal Mail released a set of limited edition stamps to honor Roald Dahl. Each stamp features Quentin Blake's illustrations of Dahl classics like 'The Witches,' 'The BFG,' 'Matilda' and 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.'

The eight stamps were designed to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the creation of the Crown Jewels, and the Royal Mail took the opportunity to publicise the new collection with a visit to the Tower of London.

Other prestige stamp books:












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