How to —

Deliver a years stamps

The Royal Mail Yearpack is the (no less talented) little brother of the Yearbook. A piece which houses the years special stamp issues in one collectors pack. 2012 was a big year for the UK and we wanted to create a piece which celebrated the diversity of our tiny island.

Our solution was to decorate a Royal Mail pillarbox with imagery from the disparate stamp issues; bringing all the stamp subjects together in one image. We commissioned illustrator James Taylor. who has a very British 'Pop Art' aesthetic and Victorian Decoupage approach. The result is a visual delight that allows the reader to discover new depths with every read.

Pillarbox photography by John Ross. Words by Jim Davies.