Saturday, 31 January 2015

New UK Stamp Issue: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Issued 6th January 2015 this is a new set of stamps celebrating the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll’s classic book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Royal Mail commissioned illustrator Grahame Baker-Smith, winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, to illustrate ten key scenes from the book. Art-directed by Godfrey Design, Baker-Smith offers a fresh, lively interpretation of unforgettable characters such as the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat and Alice herself, making the story come to life with new vivacity. 

The Mint Stamps depict ten iconic scenes and characters: The White Rabbit, Drink Me, The Cheshire Cat, The Queen of Hearts, Alice’s Evidence, Down the Rabbit Hole, The White Rabbit’s House, A Mad Tea Party, The Game of Croquet and A Pack of Cards.

Written by Professor Hugh Haughton and designed by Godfrey Design, the Presentation Pack explores Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland from genesis to publication, and offers numerous fascinating insights into the story behind the story.

Copyright: Royal Mail

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