Saturday, January 14, 2012

Roald Dahl stamps from Royal Mail

The British Royal Mail last week issued a new series of stamps, celebrating the main characters from the books by Roald Dahl, as visualised by cartoonist and illustrator Quentin Blake.  Six stamps feature characters from Matilda, The Fantastic Mr Fox, The Twits, James And The Giant peach, The Witches and Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.

Since the series coincides with the thirtieth anniversary of the publication of Dahl's The BFG,  this book is the subject of a separate minisheet of four stamps.

The stamps were designed by Magpie Studio, who last year also created the Winnie The Pooh issue, featuring art by E.H. Sheppard.

The stamps are published in a myriad of packages and formats, such as FDCs, stamp cards, presentation packages and framed sets.  More on the Royal Mail website.

(via DesignWeek - artwork © Quentin Blake 2004, 2001, 1999, 2001, 2010, 1997, 1983 & 2012)

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