This superb design for a sheet of stamps was the winner of a competition offered by the Royal Society of Arts (UK) in collaboration with the Post Office. The lift out design (printed as a stamp sheet, on stamp weight paper) was was a feature in the Penrose Graphic Arts Annual 1972.
The jury for the competition set the theme of Industrial Archaeology because “its varied nature could be expected to attract the figurative and non figurative designer, it provided the opportunity for intelligent research and it might well become the subject of an actual issue of stamps” (although this did not eventuate)
The winner of the competition was Stewart Cameron from Newcastle upon Tyne Polytechnic with this entry.
The Jury said “Mr Cameron’s work showed a high degree of competence. He had chosen a particular technique early in the development of his rough work and had single mindedly followed this them and finally applied it very carefully to his designs. There was a clarity combined with certain softness in his drawings which appealed to the jury and in the final solution his drawings were economically and sharply used within the stamp”
A lovely piece of graphic design, superbly printed as are all feature items in the Penrose Annuals……and it is simply a beautiful stand alone work in its own right 🙂