Some recent entries in the Design Annual 2020 competition belong to a special category where precision must be delivered.
Stamps carry special design challenges, with one being a limited amount of space to work with. However, these recent entries to the Design Annual 2020 competition remind us that great designers find freedom in defined boundaries. One such entry was “Honoring First Responders” (ABOVE) by Design Firm Studio A. The firm explained to us that they had “to figure out a way to commemorate the services provided by first responders in a way [that] they could see their work represented positively on a stamp.” The resulting design for the United States Postal Service was quite a success, with over 70% of the stamps produced being sold.