Thursday, April 08, 2010

Stanley Gibbons London 2010 Show Guide Design Announced

According to a press release sent out by the company, Stanley Gibbons has selected a winner for their "Design the London 2010 Showguide Cover Competition" launched in November of last year.

23 year old Sophie Payne, currently in her 3rd year of an illustration degree at Portsmouth University, submitted a design that impressed the Stanley Gibbons judges enough to unanimously vote her the winner of their first ever design competition.

The judges were most impressed with Sophie’s use of postal elements including two types of postmarks, perforated edging, brown paper and a stylised stamp image complete with designed value tablets.

Art Editor Michael Briggs is quoted as saying, "Her design is reminiscent of Gibbons Stamp Monthly from the George V period which made her design the perfect choice for our London 2010 showguide."

Sophie spent weeks researching using the internet and Stanley Gibbons catalogues stocked by Portsmouth Central Library, before working up several designs, resulting in her winning entry.

The Stanley Gibbons London 2010 Showguide, featuring Sophie’s design (shown above) will be given away free of charge at the London 2010 Festival of Stamps.

For more on London 2010, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM