U2 announce special set of stamps to mark their amazing career

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It’s a Beautiful Day for stamp collectors – as U2 have announced a special set of four to mark their illustrious career.

The Dublin band have released a series representing eras of their musical journey – depicting The Joshua Tree, Achtung Baby, All That You Can’t Leave Behind and Songs Of Experience.

The €5.40 booklet contains two N stamps covering standard post within the island of Ireland and two W for posting around the world.

Bassist Adam Clayton said: “In a year with so many restrictions, it’s fun to think we can travel from our homes in Ireland to anywhere in the world, courtesy of An Post.”

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With input from the band, the postal service worked with U2’s creative director Gavin Friday, as well as graphic designer Shaughn McGrath, to develop four concepts.

Each stamp has a different shape and range of print finishes to capture their evolution over four decades.

An Post mails and parcels chief Garrett Bridgeman said: “For fellow lifelong U2 fans and admirers of Irish design, it’s a great pleasure to announce these very special stamps celebrating the remarkable global impact of U2 since their formation in 1976.”

  • The special booklets are available from post offices nationwide and online at anpost.com/U2

Source: Celebrity News Ireland