2018 marked the centenary anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Jersey Stamps wanted to commemorate the occasion with the release of a stamp set and associated products.
We were commissioned to design the material based on our work with Royal Mail, through character creation in the Magical Realms stamp release.
Our brief was to create the story of Frankenstein across eight stamps, interpreting the story true to Mary Shelly’s original writing, and disregarding film interpretations of the monster.
We created wireframe models of the monster based on our research, and balanced the beauty of the Swiss Alps landscape with the insecurities of the creature's life through tactile layering of imagery. The design was also commissioned to work in moving imagery to promote the release of the stamps.
“Working together with So on our Frankenstein stamp issue was a match on many levels. I knew from conversations with Steve Haskins that So would do more than illustrate scenes from the book, they would create them using modelling, illustration and graphics to bring the creature and his Gothic tale to life. Their passion for the project, combined with impressive creative and technical ability have produced artworks worthy of a book that has endured for 200 years. Steve and the So team are a pleasure to work with and we, at Jersey Post, are thrilled with the results of their efforts.”
– Melanie Gouzinis, Head of Philatelic Jersey Post