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Design a book to the letter

The Yearbook is the jewel in the crown of Royal Mail's annual stamp issues, a lavish book which houses all of the years special stamp issues. Our task was to come up with a cohesive design that held the disparate subjects together - ranging from The Genius of Gerry Anderson to the King James Bible.

We devised the title 'Illuminating Letters' and collaborated with Royal Mail's editorial and design team to commission a host of specialist illustrators and writers to create a set of typographic drop cap illuminations for each chapter which were sympathetic and complementary to each theme.