Royal Mail is aiming to get “The Force” on its side as it tries to boost its letters business with the launch of a new set of eight special stamps to mark the upcoming release of the latest Star Wars movie, Star Wars: The Last Jedi which launches this December.
The stamps feature images of new and classic droids and aliens that have appeared across the iconic films, including Maz Kanata; Chewbacca; Supreme Leader Snoke; and from the new movie, a Porg. The droids are: BB-8; R2-D2; C-3PO; and K-2SO.
The stamps are illustrated by British artist Malcolm Tween who also designed the Star Wars stamp set issued in 2015 to mark the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Each stamp will also feature a scene created by Tween especially for the stamps that includes the hero character as well as an iconic spaceship or vehicle.
The four ‘droid’ stamps include fluorescent ink to emphasise some of the design features of the stamps. These will become visible only under a UV light.
In addition, the font used for the ‘1st’ value of the stamps will replicate that of the iconic typeface used for the films.
Royal Mail insists the new stamps reflect the passion of the British public for the movies, and celebrate the major British contribution to the film series.
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