Design: New entries in the Stamps Category by Studio A & Kessler Design Group

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.

Another wonderful new entry in the stamp category was “Celebrating Lunar New Year: Year of the Dog” (ABOVE) by Kessler Design Group. Also produced for the United States Postal Service, this stamp design belongs to a 12-year series and displays an arrangement of lucky bamboo (“Dracaena braunii”). More than 80% of the stamps produced were sold during the Year of the Dog.
So who says that snail mail isn’t what it used to be? With designs like these, sending letters is made all the more enjoyable and adds elegance to everyday life.

Submit to the Design Annual 2020 competition by April 2, 2019. Winners will have the opportunity to see their work published on our website, blog, newsletter, and social media platforms!

Author: Graphis

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