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, all worth a 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.
(via Creative Review)