Royal Mail - Dickens

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.

PS: they eventually decided to use the character illustrations by the victorian illustrator Joseph Clayton Clarke. Tough competition indeed.


  1. Those are sweet. Too bad they didn't choose them.

  2. Thanks Dan, I'm over it now but at the time I was crushed!