London 2012 Olympics, Official Postal Stamps by Hat-trick design
Hat-trick designs has designed new set of stamps that will mark the start of Olympic games, featuring four popular sports.
The design of these stamps are a blend of iconic London buildings and Olympic sports and they will be released in UK today i.e Friday 27th July.
Cycling- London eye
Diving – Tate Modern
Fencing – Tower Bridge
Sprinting – Olympic Stadium
following text from hat-trick design
the pictured athletes are all elite members of the GB teams so they are all due to compete.
we had to make sure that they are not recognizable individually as it was important that
these are not just GB specific, but rather about the sports themselves. however we wanted
to make sure that the sports are represented properly by shooting real athletes in action.
one of the trickiest was the fencing and tower bridge stamp.
to get the precise angle for both shots was very difficult to work out. we had to shoot
the athletes first, and we had to make sure that we listened carefully to their advice
about making sure the technical side of the sport was represented correctly – the right angle
of attack for the lunge was shot over and over to make sure we had the right angle and
exact form of the fencer and her arm. once we had got that it was a case of briefing
the architectural photographer to shoot tower bridge from the correct angle so they ‘joined’.
the photographers did a great job and were very patient.