The Stone Twins devise a postage stamp with a story
The Irish post office, An Post, has just launched a special stamp that features a complete short story. The stamp, by Amsterdam-based The Stone Twins, celebrates the recognition of Dublin as a UNESCO City of Literature. The design solution is quite unorthodox and avoids the usual visual clichés – such as images or quotes from the giants of Irish literature (Joyce, Beckett, Yeats and Wilde). The Stone Twins instigated a competition, in collaboration with Roddy Doyle’s ‘Fighting Words’ creative writing centre, that invited young people to write a story. The winning entry is by teenager Eoin Moore, and seeks to capture the essence of Dublin. The refined typographic solution is printed on fluorescent yellow.