INTO 150th Commemorative Stamp

An Post commissioned us to design a commemorative stamp to mark the 150th Anniversary of the founding of The Irish National Teacher's Organisation (INTO). Our research led us to Vere Foster, one of the founders of the organisation, and the creator of the 'Vere Foster National School Writing Books', which children used to practice their handwriting. We found some samples in the INTO archive and recreated the stylistic, cursive handwriting outlined in the workbooks. This felt like a natural graphic approach in which to pay homage to the origins of the organisation and act as a visual shorthand for education.