British Royal Mail has announced a new set of UK design icon stamps that'll come out just in time for thank-you card season. The stamps honor the wickedest of British design, from Edward Young's iconic Penguin covers to Mary Quant's miniskirt (who knew?) to Sir Alec Issigonis's plain-old Mini.
Designed by British studio HGV (they've done three other series for the Royal Mail, allwortha look), the stamps release on January 13th, timed to the Mini's 50th birthday, and the Concorde's 40th.
They're nice and simple to a fault—not nearly as energetic as the designs they feature. Verdict: our Eames stamps still have the Brits licked.
More stamps (and no puns, promise) after the jump.