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Yesterday saw the release of the new HM King Charles III silhouette; a collaboration between illustrator Andrew Davidson, Head of Design and Editorial at Royal Mail, Marcus James, and Ian Chilvers, from design agency, Atelier Works.
The project began with Andrew working on a likeness that would work at stamp size.
The second major stage of development was the digitising and fine-tuning of the detail in the silhouette. This was conducted by both Royal Mail and Atelier Works with visual adjustments that were tested at actual size to ensure the silhouette would work at the diminutive dimensions required.
The final image was adjusted to ensure a likeness to the new Definitive ’everyday’ stamp.
To mark such an incredible project, we spoke to Andrew to gather his thoughts on the commission.
What were your initial feelings when the commission came in?