Friday, August 24, 2012

Spotlight: GB's Olympic Stamps

Full slideshow of stamps and the others I didn't include because they aren't as fun.

Kudos to Marcus James, head of design and editorial at Royal Mail, for printing a bespoke stamp for every British gold medallist at the London 2012 Olympic Games.  Vowing to print a stamp by lunchtime the next day after a British athlete took gold, James and his crew successfully did just that –a total of 29!

James on the template:

‘The chevron shape is influenced by the London 2012 branding, and to be honest it’s been our friend – it really forces you to look carefully at the images and the crop that you’re using.

‘It also allows you to crop out background and other international athletes - the things you don’t want on the stamps.’  Ha, I rather like that last bit.

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