Earth’s mightiest heroes

Royal Mail commissioned us to create a set of ten special stamps, a miniature sheet featuring five stamps and associated collectibles celebrating some of the most iconic Super Heroes in the Marvel Universe.

To ensure authenticity we enlisted the help of seasoned British comic book artist Alan Davis, the man behind Captain Britain, The Uncanny X-Men, and much more besides.

The main stamps were kept clean and uncluttered to appeal to comic book purists, but come complete with a sheet of stickers bearing catch phrases, sound effects and logos, so they can be loaded up and customised. This way the stamps could appeal to two demographics – children and more sophisticated collectors.

For the companion miniature sheet we created a ten-panel comic book strip in which the Mad Titan, Thanos, launches a deadly attack on the world. The strip incorporates stand-alone stamps as frames within the visual narrative, and once again drawn by Davis.

To coincide with the 60th anniversary of Marvel’s X-Men we were then commissioned to design another series of stamps celebrating the awesome mutant team, as well as a miniature sheet featuring their evil counterparts.

As well as the central set of stamps, we were asked to produce a huge range of collectible materials to accompany them.

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