Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Royal Mail honours British design icons with ten stamps

These new stamps are very cool - and a neat way to honour famous British designs! Stamps of approval: British design classics Sir Alec Issigonis's 1959 Mini The Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde Mini Skirt designed by Mary Quant London Transport's Routemaster bus London Underground map designed by Harry Beck RJ Mitchell's Supermarine Spitfire Robin Day's polypropylene chair Sir Giles Gilbert Scott's red telephone kiosk Edward Young's covers for Penguin books Anglepoise lamp designed by George Carwardine (link via guardian.co.uk) Royal Mail - a series of British Design Classics By the way, did you know that British stamps are the only stamps in the world that don't have the country of origin printed on them? They simply display the reigning monarch's head. This is because Britain was the first country in the world to issue stamps in 1840. (Amazing stamp facts via royalmail.com)

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