September 24, 2021

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Rafael Esquer

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Sherlock Holmes in a New Set of Stamps

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Sherlock Holmes created by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is one of the most popular characters to emerge in the last 100+ years. The famous fictional detective first appeared in print in 1887. Since published in the first series of short stories in The Strand Magazine, Sherlock Holmes has …

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Sherlock Holmes created by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is one of the most popular characters to emerge in the last 100+ years. The famous fictional detective first appeared in print in 1887. Since published in the first series of short stories in The Strand Magazine, Sherlock Holmes has been embraced by popular culture. There are more than 25,000 adaptations in film, television, and publications.

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One of the latest sightings of the often described “bohemian” character was in a postage stamp commissioned by the The Royal Mail. The set of four stamps was created by London based NB Studio. For this incarnation, designers Harriet Payler and Laura Bowman selected four of their favorite Sherlock Holmes mysteries including: The Adventure of the Speckled Band; The Red-Headed League; The Adventure of the Second Stain, and The Adventure of the Dancing Men.

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The choice of illustration style and monochromatic color palette are spot on; They introduce the detective silhouetted in intriguing environments. The stamps received an D&AD Pencils award in the category of illustration by Design and Art Direction, formerly known as British Design and Art Direction. Big thumbs up! Like, like, like…

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