Thursday, 25 August 2016

Album cover stamps

Special designs of a different kind: some years ago the UK Royal Mail launched its first set of ten 1st class stamps designed by Studio Dempsey that celebrate classic British album covers - in a unique shape like a vinyl disc poking out of each record sleeve. The ten winners are Pink Floyd (The Division Bell), Coldplay (A Rush Of Blood To The Head), The Clash (London Calling), Mike Oldfield (Tubular Bells), Rolling Stones (Let It Bleed), David Bowie (The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars), Led Zeppelin (IV), Primal Scream (Screamadelica), Blur (Parklife) and New Order (Power, Corruption and Lies). Can't say I agree with most of these choices, but the end results are intriguing. First seen here.