The British Postal Museum & Archive has appointed Heritage Licensing to represent its collections for licensing, many for the first time, as it moves towards opening The Postal Museum and Mail Rail in 2016.
The BPMA collections include a plethora of images ranging from the General Post Office logo to the poster designs of the GPO public relations department. Some of the 20th Century’s most prominent designers, such as Edward McKnight Kauffer and Abram Games, vied for GPO commissions, resulting in beautiful artwork that can be found in the BPMA’s collections. The collections also include more than 100,000 photographs detailing British life from the 1930s to the present day. In addition to images, designs for iconic street furniture including red telephone and pillar boxes, which have come to globally symbolize Britain, will also be made available.
“It’s exciting to be able to reveal further the remarkable treasures of our collections in this way," says Adrian Steel, director, BPMA. "They are an important part of social and communications history we will be telling at The Postal Museum & Mail Rail when it opens to the public next year.”
Licenses will be available for a range of categories including publishing, apparel, toys, stationery and more.
“I have had the privilege to work with many great archives and brands, however the BPMA has a truly unique offering of stunning posters, prints and photography, but also some of the most iconic brands ever created,” says Martin Pittaway, consultant, Heritage Licensing.