Abram Games features on new Royal Mail stamps

Graphic designer Abram Games is one of 10 Britons celebrated in Remarkable Lives, a new set of Royal Mail stamps designed by Purpose

Graphic designer Abram Games is one of 10 Britons celebrated in Remarkable Lives, a new set of Royal Mail stamps designed by Purpose

The Remarkable Lives series features individuals from the fields of sport, design, economics, heroism and the arts who were born in 1914. Games is featured in his studio with a framed poster behind him.

 

 

“The main challenge was to tell a story about the individuals’ lives within such a small environment. The solution was to source original portrait photographs that would tell a narrative about their subject through the backdrop, clothing or pose,” Royal Mail say.

Images were sourced from archives, estates and, in some cases, families. All were treated to give them a consistent ‘silver bromide’ feel.

Others featured include former Manchester City and Engand manager Joe Mercer

 

And theatre director Joan Littlewood

 

 

“The pack and first day cover insert are designed to resemble an Edwardian display cabinet and curated to showcase a rich collection of objects from the Britons’ lives, Royal Mail say. “A green felt background, archive pins for numbering and navigating the ‘objects’, and brass label holders for the headlines evoke the feeling of an historical collection on display.”

 

The stamps go on sale on March 25

 

 

 

 

 

 

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