Like everyone, I’ve been caught up in the whirl of the most amazing Olympic Games I have seen in my lifetime. There 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.