Royal Mail Design & Branding Animail stamps, 4 by Osborne Ross

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Industry Postal, Courier, Shipping & Freight services
Media Design & Branding
Market United Kingdom
Agency Osborne Ross
Creative Director Andrew Ross
Designer Andrew Ross, Deborah Osborne
Illustrator Andrew Ross
Released October 2016


D&AD 2017
Graphic Design Stamps Graphite Pencil

Credits & Description

Agency: Osborne Ross
Client: Royal Mail Group Ltd
Brand Director (Client): Marcus James
Designer: Andrew Ross
Designer: Deborah Osborne
Creative Director: Andrew Ross
Illustrator: Andrew Ross
Design Agency: Osborne Ross
Brand Manager (Client): Catharine Brandy
The brief was very open: design something which has never been done before, will appeal to children and encourage them to write more letters. The designers created a series of creatures whose hands, feet or tail fold around the edge of an envelope or postcard, resulting in the animal appearing to be holding on. This idea was seen to achieve something which e-mail and texting couldn’t compete with and would make receiving post more special. All the stamps had to work within technical constraints regarding size, positioning and choice of colours to enable them to work with the sorting systems.