London 2012 Stamps

Like everyone, I’ve been caught up in the whirl of the most amazing Olympic Games I have seen in my lifetime.┬áThere are many, many things that have caught my imagination from the imaginative application of the controversial branding to the outstanding performances from Team GB, in particular the Yorkshire contingent.

I definitely feel like I should have tried harder to get down and see it in the flesh but the BBC coverage was so good, I genuinely felt like I was there without the hassle of trying to get home at midnight to an over priced hotel room in the wrong part of town.

I’ve written before about stamps and I have to say The Royal Mail‘s decision to produce a stamp for each gold medal winner was inspired. To top it all the gold post boxes were a touch of PR genius. The stamps themselves aren’t the best design job in the world – perhaps they were a bit of rush job – but the idea is lovely and what better way to get people talking about stamps and postage again after a tough period for the postage business.

Here’s a few of them, starting with my favourite gold medal win of them all, Leeds’ Nicola Adams first ever women’s boxing gold.