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Royal Mail Year Book 2009

Jim has written six Year Books for Royal Mail, outlining the stories behind the stamps, but ‘Feed Your Mind — A Great British Miscellany’, remains a firm favourite. Designed by Hat-trick, it used a bite-sized magazine format to explore different aspects of each stamp issue — from Darwin to Design Classics, Mythical Creatures to the Industrial Revolution. The research was hugely intensive, and distilling each mini-item down to a few lines tricky, but words and design work together like cheese and pickle. The 2009 Royal Mail Year Book was nominated for a D&AD Yellow Pencil in 2010.