From the reference box # 53





#53 - British Post Office Technology Stamps, 1969. I love this set of stamps designed by legendary stamp designer, David Gentleman. They were issued in October 1969 to celebrate Post Office Technologies; the National Grid, Telecommunications - International Subscriber Dialing, Telecommunications - Pulse Code Modulation and Postal Mechanisation - Automatic Sorting.

David Gentleman has created over 100 British stamp designs over the last 40 years. This bold and bright set demonstrates a classic 'Gentleman' technique - when designing individual stamps he considers the effect of the overall sheet of stamps. If you look at the designs above, each has an element that bleeds off so when multiples of the same stamp are placed together (ie. on a sheet) the pattern is continuous. Simple, but effective!

If you like these I'm pretty sure you'll like these Jerzy Karo and Peter Murdoch designed stamps too.

Wed 02 Sep 2009

Posted under: Design , Ephemera , Reference box , stamps

2 Comments

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Kickcan and Conkers

09 Sep 2009 02:57 PM

Fabulous find - far more appealing than the huge telecoms/internet market research manuals I translated for ten years…

Make Do Style

09 Sep 2009 08:01 PM

Good grief that is so typical of telecomms - good colours!

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