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U.K. Issues Wallace & Gromit Christmas Stamps
If you live in the U.K. or plan to visit the country in the next couple of months, make sure you check out the latest Royal Mail’s Christmas stamps, which feature none other than Aardman mega-stars Wallace and Gromit.
Available after Nov. 2nd, the stamps feature the beloved duo in various holiday-related activities: They post their Christmas cards on the 1st Class stamp, go caroling in the 2nd Class and decorate the Christmas tree on the 60p stamp. As usual, Gromit is left to do the majority of the work, carrying the cards and hauling a gigantic Christmas pudding around on the 97p stamp with his reward being a bone-themed jumper shown on the £1.46 stamp.
To achieve this Royal Mail’s design team worked closely with Nick Park and Aardman Animations to devise brand new scenes featuring the pair. “It’s been such a wonderful honor and a pleasure to work with Royal Mail and to have my characters, Wallace and Gromit, immortalized on their very own stamps,” says Park. “It was one of the biggest challenges my talented team and I have faced yet—to create memorable Christmas images of the duo—the size of postage.
You can view a brief short about the creation of the W&G stamps here: