Axel Scheffler creates the 2012 Christmas Stamps for Royal Mail
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Axel Scheffler was born in Hamburg, Germany, but now lives in London. At school he was good at art, but didn’t think of a career in illustration until he won a cuddly purple cow in a drawing competition. He was asked this year to illustrate the Christmas Stamps for Royal Mail and he has produced a fine set of colourful and festive scenes.
Axel has had a very successful career to date, most notably for his wonderful illustrations in Julia Donaldson’s The Gruffalo and now also The Gruffalo’s Child.