Sarah Jones
Shikasta by Doris Lessing, Royal Mail Stamp for Classic Science Fiction series.

Design Product & Packaging

Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
This was an illustration designed to challenge the "science fiction" genre. The response was to reflect the strange other worldliness of the book narrative. To highlight the outsider, and the breaking of society. Mostly I wanted to celebrate the unusual and poetic writings of Doris Lessing as an inspirational female writer, (all in a very small square!)

How was the illustration used:
As a stamp in a set of six, for Royal Mail. Issued April 2021

How did you make this work:
Individual drawings and marks were made on paper and combined with photography in photoshop.

Commissioner Name :
James Webb
Commissioner Company :
Webb & Webb Design Limited
Commissioned for:
Royal Mail

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Currently Based:
United Kingdom

Sarah Jones is a commercial illustrator, based in Brighton, working for over 25 years . She creates bold graphic artwork using collage and print combined using Photo Shop. Clients include Radio Times, Telegraph, John Lewis, British Airways, The Economist, New Scientist, Royal Mail, National Trust, Nat West, The F.T. Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Adobe, New Scientist, B.T. The Spectator