I was invited to the Black Cultural Archives by Royal Mail for the official launch of eight commemorative Windrush-themed stamps to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the first Windrush arrivals in Britain. Each stamp is an artist’s interpretation of the Windrush era, looking at a range of expressions of Caribbean life in Britain from the late 1940s onwards, from music to food, education, and politics. The illustrations were designed by five Black British artists of Caribbean heritage, including Kareen Cox, Bokiba, Tomekah George, Alvin Kofi and Emma Prempeh. Cox, Bokiba and Prempeh designed two stamps each. It was great to meet with the artists who created these stamps to discuss how they produced their designs.
Attending the Official Unveiling of Royal Mail’s Windrush Stamps
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