J.W.Anderson may be one of fashion’s most respected and innovative designers, but he’s also got a satirical streak. His SS16 campaign, which debuted in January of this year, consisted of a completely blank page with a tiny image the size and shape of a postage stamp. Shot by Jamie Hawkesworth and designed by graphic design and art direction team M/M (Paris), this image bore one look from the Irish designer’s SS16 collection worn by Spanish model by Mayka Merino.
Now, Anderson has taken things one step further by turning the campaign into IRL stamps, which are being sold in sets of 10 from J.W.Anderson Workshops at 100 Shoreditch High Street in London and at j-w-anderson.com. And they’re not just for collection – these stamps can be used for postage and hold UK 1st Class value.
The release of these stamps comes just weeks after the launch of Anderson’s latest title, a book made in collaboration with cult British photographer Ian David Baker. Like the stamp set, this book demonstrated the designer’s knack for creating things that people want – beyond clothes and accessories.