Last year I was asked by Royal Mail to produce ideas for two of Dickens's stories to commemorate his 200th anniversary. It was a great project to work on and very exciting though they weren't chosen to be published in the end. When choosing new stamp designs The Royal Mail ask a number of designers to pitch several ideas worked up to final using illustration / photography so it becomes a tough competition. There's a few sketches and the finals below. I hope I get to have another crack at some stamps again.