Visiting the postal archive

Visiting the postal archive

As a way of researching the topic further for the post office, a group of students on our course decided to visit the postal archive to get some ideas,

Looking through the various books and references I got a good idea of some details in the postal service   such as the various uniforms.

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(something I would use in my character development)

Also, I was inspired by the variety of different postboxes and stamps they had archived images of.

Here are some drawings inspired from their references in my visit to the archive.

Another thing that stood out to me during the post office visit was the importance of the colour red, as a colour representing the royal mail and its heritage in my animation.

I think it is of symbolic importance as a key colour possibly, running through my animation.

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