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Royal Mail – British first stamps

Posted by rod - 17.01.2013

Royal Mail British first stamps design by Petros AfsharRoyal Mail British first stamps design by Petros AfsharRoyal Mail British first stamps design by Petros AfsharRoyal Mail British first stamps design by Petros Afshar

Up and coming British graphic designer Petros Afshar participated in the annual Student design competition RSA, submitting a series of stamp designs for the Royal Mail. 

The concept was to create a series of stamps highlighting british inventions through use of imagery and typography. Each stamp represents a form of tranportation or machinery, invented by British pioneers. From the first ‘true’ bicycle, to the steam engine, steamboat, piloted glider, tank and locomotive, these inventions were all selected carefully when taking into consideration which UK firsts were to be presented as a series. The use of typography was added as a final touch in order to depict the inventions title and date of origin.

Petros Afshar

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