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Romantic Poets Stamps - Special Stamps - Royal Mail Stamps and Collectables JPG
Romantic Poets Stamps - Special Stamps - Royal Mail Stamps and Collectables JPG
Romantic Poets Stamps - Special Stamps - Royal Mail Stamps and Collectables JPG
Romantic Poets Stamps - Special Stamps - Royal Mail Stamps and Collectables JPG
Romantic Poets Stamps - Special Stamps - Royal Mail Stamps and Collectables JPG

Romantic Poets Stamps - Royal Mail Stamps and Collectables
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Title: Romantic Poets Stamps
Brand: Royal Mail Stamps and Collectables
Product: Special Stamps
Entrant Company: The Chase
Client: Royal Mail Stamps and Collectables
Creative Director: Ben Casey
Designer: Stuart Mitchell
Illustrator: Linda Farquharson
Other: Client (Royal Mail) Catharine Brandy
Notes: The challenge set out was that the words, which were to feature on the stamps, had to be represented in a typographic style that offered no suggestion of interpretation. To add visual interest and character to the words, type was letterpressed on soft woven stock with extra pressure giving an exaggerated debossed impression. The proofs were photographed with side lighting to bring out the texture and enhance the technique. Black and white linocut illustrations added a handcrafted quality, supporting the type in a very literal way, as anything conceptual would have been distracting.