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Axel Scheffler creates the 2012 Christmas Stamps for Royal Mail

December 19, 2012

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Image Copyright of The Telegraph

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.

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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.

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For more information about Axel visit his site or there’s a great interview from earlier this year in The Telegraph. You can buy the new stamps online here or at your local post office.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Sarah permalink
    December 24, 2012 11:13 pm

    As a family we have always loved his illustrations. I saw 3d versions of the Father Christmas and Rudolph on the web the other day…….unfortunately didn’t have my glasses on to appreciate them fully! !
    Have you noticed Room on the Broom is on BBC1 Christmas Day? Circled in my tv planner already
    Merry Christmas x x x

    • January 1, 2013 1:57 pm

      Thanks Sarah, sadly away for any christmas viewings but hope to catch up when I’m back. Good tips. x

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