By Alex Swatridge (5)

Video Games

Design by Supple Studio, in collaboration with Bitmap Books

For the inner child in all of us, Supple Studio and Bitmap Books have brought to life classic British Video Games for Royal Mail across stamps and products. There are lots of lovely details and hidden gems including Geoff Hurst’s 66 world cup goal and UV messages from the original gameplay. I was a pretty big Lemmings fan myself. As they said themselves ‘a complete dream job’.

Votes for Women

Design by Supple Studio

It’s not always easy, or appropriate, to have an idea on a stamp but here the idea is so apt and thoughtfully executed, that the caption becomes integral to the image. Simple, effective, resulting in a very striking set of stamps.

GREK tea

Design by Interabang

GREK are a new range of high quality herbal teas from Greece. Interabang have created a brand that steers clear of Greek clichés and have instead taken inspiration from the Xysta tiles of Pyrgi, where the founder took childhood trips. The result is powerful, unique and memorable. Beautiful details include the short stories describing each flavour, with charming illustrations & words by Claire Curtis and Scott Perry.

Me We

Design by Design Bridge in collaboration with The Counter Press

A collaborative solution for a collaborative problem. Design Bridge asked The Counter Press to work with them on a book for staff, Me/We explains what they stand for from both agency and individual point of view: read from one end gives the ‘Me’ story, while flipping the book over and reading from the other side gives the ‘We’ story.