Royal Mail stamps Olympics

Royal Mail

Art Direction

Client: Royal Mail
Designed at: Designhouse


In 2012 London had the honour of hosting the greatest and most exciting sporting show on Earth. Some 15,000 of the World’s finest athletes met in a spirit of peaceful competition, watched by billions around the globe.

Royal Mail Olympic stamps set


To celebrate this historic event a set of stamps was commissioned to feature the competitive attributes on show at the Games. The creative solution was to show a range of sports that illustrated swifter, higher and stronger, connecting them all through colour and dynamism. The athletes were shot by iconic fashion photographer Nick Knight, being careful not to show any facial features that would upstage the Queen’s head.

Royal Mail Olympic stamps 2012
Royal Mail Olympic stamps 2012

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