Around 190 actual size Royal Mail stamps have gone on show at 15 venues around the capital in an exhibition organised by Hat-trick for the London Design Festival
Art in Miniature at the National Army Museum
Hat-trick‘s Jim Sutherland says the motivation for the Art in Miniature show was both to make sure that more graphic design was included in the London Design Festival and also to celebrate the Royal Mail’s stamp design programme which, he says, is “not celebrated enough”.
And at the London Transport Museum
The exhibits in production
A Shakespeare stamp, on show at The Old Vic
The stamps have been framed in laser-cut metal, shaped to echo the perforations around a stamp (see above). Participating venues include the V&A, the National Army Museum, the London Aquarium, Royal Society and Homerton Hospital, with relevant stamps chosen for each one. Mike Dempsey, johnson banks, Atelier Works, Howard Brown, Michael Wolff, David Hillman, David Gentleman, Rose, GBH and, of course, Hat-trick are among the designers whose work is on show.
Magnifying glasses aid viewing the tiny exhibits
The Royal Society
Art in Miniature will run until September 23. Full details here
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