Last year I was commissioned by Jim Sutherland (great designer of Studio Sutherland) to work on a set of stamps for Royal Mail, each being based on a different Agatha Christie novel. Being a big fan of all things noirish, and 30′s design in general this was a dream job. Jim and I worked together to come up with concepts and I produced the illustrations. Each stamp focuses on a pivotal moment of the novel. In the spirit of crime fiction and detective work, the six stamps contain hidden secrets in the form of microtext, UV ink and thermochromic ink.

The stamps were launched today! I’m thrilled to see the results, and feel very lucky that I got to work on such a great project.

Creative Review have written a really nice article on this too, in which they show some of the hidden clues with the special inks and microtext.