We’re very proud to announce that Bitmap Books have been working in collaboration with award-winning design agency, Supple Studio, to create a set a video game themed stamps for the Royal Mail.
The final set of stamps each feature a classic British made game – these include Elite, Dizzy, Micro Machines, Sensible Soccer, Lemmings, Populous, WipeOut and Worms. Also produced is a Tomb Raider themed mini-sheet featuring memorable scenes from various Tomb Raider games. Each main stamp features a single, carefully selected screenshot from the game and typography directly taken or influenced by the game’s visuals. The presentation pack is written by the legendary games journalist Julian ‘Jaz’ Rignall.
It’s been huge privilege to work on these stamps and to have Bitmap Books play a part in making them happen. The UK games industry has produced some of the world’s most successful and iconic video games, and to have a selection of these immortalised in a set stamps feels like a suitable recognition.
There are various ways to get the stamps, such as limited edition collectors pack, presentation pack and even a set of framed stamps. You can pre-order them here. They will be released on the 21st January.
See if you can spot the easter eggs!