Dave McKean stamps

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Norvic Philatelics announces a new issue by the Royal Mail, featuring depictions of mythical creatures by none other than Dave McKean.  This set features: a unicorn, a mermaid (legends about which are very common around the UK coast and the northern isles of Scotland), a giant (inspired by Finn McCool associated with the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland), the fairy queen (in a chariot pulled by birds), a pixie (which feature in Cornish folklore), and a dragon (emblem of Wales).

The sad part, of course, is that Dave McKean is introduced as “who worked on the Harry Potter movies”.  And Andy Warhol was a window dresser.

(via Cartoon Philately)

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5 Responses to Dave McKean stamps

  1. dion-b says:

    I think he was a conceptual artist on “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” (2004) and “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” (2005)…

  2. sparehed says:

    I’m sure he was. I just think it’s sad that that’s what he’s supposed to be known for, and not his numerous record and book covers, Mirrormask, Cages, etc.

  3. dion-b says:

    Yep… it’s sad, but who reads a good “comic” these days.
    ; )

  4. PhilipParker says:

    Hi – These new fantasy stamps by Dave McKean: there is more info and you are able to buy at http://www.royalmail.com/mythical

  5. kevin king says:

    Mckean always pushers himself and his art, the man is a creative powerhouse 🙂

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