Graphic designers used to design new Royal Mail stamps

It is an exciting story to hear that graphic designers have designed a series of eight stamps for Royal Mail, marking the tercentenary (that's 300 years!) of the birth of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown.

Lancelot Brown was a renowned English landscape architect, who changed the face of 18th century England with his large scale designs of gardens, parklands and estates, including those featured on the stamps.

The graphic designers were briefed to develop the style of each stamp, and solve the challenge of translating a large amount of landscape detail onto the small format of a stamp. New photographs were taken of eight locations - 2 for each stamp denomination, including Blenheim Palace and Longleat.

As is often the case in our line of work, timescales were tight and didn't permit for taking photos in a variant of seasons, so instead they focussed on lighting, colour and notable features.



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