, designersMike Dempsey
, art directorMarcus James
, Royal Mail, design and editorial directorHelen Cumberbatch
, Royal Mail, editorial managerAndy Seymour
, photographerClare Shedden
, Royal Mail, project managerStudio Dempsey
, design firmRoyal Mail
The album sleeve was the canvas for some of the most imaginative graphic artists in the world. The Classic Album Covers stamp issue celebrates some of the greatest examples by U.K. artists. Each stamp features an album cover that is as culturally significant as the music that it represents. Each cover was specially photographed with vinyl; the protruding record creates a unique die-cut. The Souvenir Sheet mimics a record cover, a superb way to collect the full set arranged in order of album release.