Silk Pearce has a longstanding relationship with Royal Mail, working on a range of design projects over the last 25 years which includes stamps, Presentation Packs and Year Books, as well as a photographic project archiving the Royal Mail pillar boxes.
With this latest project commemorating the founding of the UK’s first four National Parks: the Peak District, the Lake District, Dartmoor and Snowdonia. Royal Mail worked with Silk Pearce to develop the Presentation Pack, First Day Cover, Filler Card and hand stamps for its latest stamp issue honouring these breathtaking locations.
The design draws on the traditional activities of hiking, cycling, rambling and climbing. To evoke a sense of adventure, the design team incorporated treated and modified typography and wood textures to mimic recognisable footpath signage found across the parks. The textured graphics provide a background against which each stamp stands out.