With all those modern technology, snail mail has evolved into something of a bespoke hobby for those that cherish the handwritten word and the same stamp has become something mostly be collected instead of using. To encourage people using mail, UK’s Royal Mail work with some design companies to product special envelopes and postage stamps. One of the successful example is the below set of six animal stamps were designed by London design house Osborne Ross. Unlike the ordinary square-ish stamp, this series feature animals whose limbs fold over the edge of the envelope – the creatures’ hands, feet or tails are designed to fold around the edge of envelopes, giving people the illusion that they are holding on to the post. It is quite cute and perfect for kids writing thank-you notes or grown-ups wanting to incorporate color into a special piece of mail.
“Stamping down on poaching” is a creative campaign led by Pro Wildlife to raise awareness of wild animal protection. To achieve the awareness required, German angency Guertlerbachmann used a surprising and unseen medium – stamp. They actually designed a set of three donation stamps for Pro Wildlife. The stamp is part of a postcard and is exactly the part of an animal which is the trophy, such as the tusks of an elephant. 50 cents from the sale of each stamp went to Pro Wildlife. With the tagline “Every trophy costs a life. Your donation can save it.”, the campaign successfully raised a total of € 41,000 for Pro Wildlife.
When talk about stamp, the first impression come into your mind might be the postage stamps on your envelop. While in tody’s post, we will present you some more interesting stamps which more than make a distinctive mark on the paper. Thanks to those creative designers who give a new life to our old rubber stamps! Now, take a look at the 10 Innovative Stamp Inspired Designs, and hope you enjoy.