Royal Mail creates stamps with classic album covers

Pink Floyd The Division Bell (1994)

Pink Floyd’ final studio album featured gigantic metal heads in long-time collaborator Storm Thorgerson’s design. The heads were drawn by Keith Breedon, sculpted by John Robertson and stood over nine-feet tall. Positioned in a field in Cambridgeshire, they were photographed over a two week period.

Blur Parklife (1994)
Blur’s third album distilled the essence of London, and the racing greyhounds were captured by photographer Bob Thomas, and the sleeve designed by Chris Thomson and Rob O'Connor of London design firm Stylorouge.

Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002)
Chris Martin of Coldplay saw this arresting image in Dazed and Confused magazine, and wanted it for the album cover. It is the work of Norwegian photographer Solve Sundsbo, and the result of medical imaging technology.

The Royal Mail says that it carried out extensive research to agree the final ten, trawling through thousands of albums in the process. The new stamp collection goes on sale on Thursday 7th January 2010.

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