Royal Designer for Industry

The title 'Royal Designer for Industry' (RDI) was introduced by the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts) in 1936 to honour designers of excellence and promote the important contribution of design in manufacturing and industry.

The RDI award that began as a means by which to enhance the status of designers today remains the highest accolade for designers in the UK and is conferred on those who have achieved 'sustained excellence in aesthetic and efficient design for industry' Eric Gill was one of the first to be awarded this title.

Eric Gill along with Edmund Dulac designed several low value stamp definitives.

This series of of stamps was in print between 1937-1951

Gill designed the outer edge of the stamps

Gills dedign for George the sixth Coronation design 1937

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