Films made into stamps: now a thing!

14 May 2014

The Royal Mail are celebrating Great British Films with a new set of ten stamps. There's a nerd in all of us that gets a little excited about new stamp designs, isn't there?

Among the stamps are the rather ace 2001: A Space Odyssey...

2001stamp

...as well as Lawrence of Arabia...

larry arabia

... classic film, Chariots of Fire...

chariots of fire

...and the wonderful Secrets & Lies...

secrets stamp

In a move that stretches the whole 'Great British Film' concept somewhat, there's also a Bend It Like Beckham one.

The films are framed in a landscape crop with rounded edges and set against black, to create a cinematic effect. Which is quite clever really.

Alongside these, there's also a mini-sheet of four additional stamps celebrating films put out by the General Post Office Film Unit.

The GPO films, which were all produced in the 1930s, are Night Mail (1936), Love on the Wing (1938), A Colour Box (1935), and Spare Time (1939).

 

1 comment

  • jim
    that 2001 one looks awesome!! rest are shite

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