Postage stamps have always been fantastic canvases for creativity but, it has to be said, nearly always within a rather ho-hum framework. London design studio Osborne Ross rewrote the rules on that recently with a happily anarchic line of stamps for the Royal Mail called (pause for a battle with auto-correct) Animail. Challenged to come up with something that both hadn’t been done before and that would appeal to children, this is what they came up with. As Andrew Ross told Creative Review: “We tried variants using people but animals gave more scope in terms of hanging and clinging on to things; they were also inherently cuter.”
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