Published: 14 December 2009 at 13:25
Vibrant stamp design will help to promote the Paralympic Games
Anglia Ruskin University graduate David Doyle has been selected by the Royal Mail to design a stamp as part of its series to celebrate the 2012 Olympic Games. David, who completed his MA in Children’s Book Illustration in 2007, was handpicked from amongst a wide range of artists on the books of illustration agency The Artworks to design a stamp for the Paralympics.
Honoured at being chosen for this prestigious assignment, former Cambridge School of Art student David explains:
The team at Royal Mail responsible for commissioning the artists were drawn to David’s graphic style and expressive use of lines. David was chosen to design for one of the less well known Paralympic sports ‘Boccia’, a game similar to boules where competitors using wheelchairs aim for a jack by throwing balls in the air.
David was keen therefore to maintain spontaneity in the design:
David’s characteristic technique was one he was able to hone whilst studying at Anglia Ruskin University’s Cambridge School of Art:
It is perhaps this openness to new ideas and flexibility which is helping to contribute to David’s success; as well a permanent position as a Graphic Designer with an engineering company David is a regular illustrator for the Times Educational Supplement.
Royal Mail will be producing series of stamps to celebrate the 2012 Olympic Games up until 2012.