Jersey post issued a Miniature Sheet and a set of six stamps celebrating 1950s popular culture through the decades.
The first in a five-part series issue explores different aspects of 1950s culture, namely language, music, fashion, events, food and leisure pursuits.
The concepts and designs have been created by Hat-Trick Design (London) Ltd, working with specially commissioned illustrators.
Jersey stamps celebrating 1950s popular culture
The people of Jersey have embraced the ever-changing influences of fashion, music, art and technology over the years.
Furthermore, the 1950s particularly allowed popular culture to blossom following the oppression of the German occupation and hardships endured during the immediate post-war years.
The Miniature Sheet offers an artistic representation of one of Jersey’s main shopping streets in the 1950s.
The stamps are designed by Brad Woodard of Austin, Texas, who also produced the illustration for the £1 stamp.
The design uses a distinctive pastel colour palette, characteristic of the era.
A Souvenir Sheet, containing all six stamps has also been produced with the addition of a timeline.
The sheet shows significant events of the 1950s including the year Princess Elizabeth became Queen, the year Mount Everest was conquered and the year of the Space Race.
About Stamp Design
“We were asked by Jersey Post to create a series of six stamps celebrating all aspects of Popular Culture in the 1950s, from fashion to food.
During our research, it became obvious that the decade had a very distinct visual language and style.
We decided it would be interesting to commission new imagery for each topic, drawing on the decade’s visual style, typography, patterns and colours as inspiration.
Consequently, we commissioned a different illustrator to create imagery for each stamp in an illustration style reminiscent of the period.
For the 50s we were inspired by pastel shades often seen in the fashion and interior design of the time.
As well as rock and roll posters, 50s cartoons and the hand painted advertising so prominent in that era.”
Title: Jersey stamps celebrating 1950s popular culture
Date of Issue: 5 July 2016
Denominations: 48p ,60p ,66p ,76p ,88p ,£1
Source: Jersey Stamps