Lees Mee braille stamps by René Put

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Here's another winner from the Dutch Design Awards last month: graphic designer René Put won the award for best graphic design for a series of braille stamps.

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The stamps feature abstract printed text plus embossed braille text that can be read by the blind.

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The Lees Mee (Read Them) series of stamps, issued by TNT Post earlier this year, celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Louis Braille.

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See more Dezeen stories about Dutch Design Awards winners in our category about Dutch Design Week 2009.

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More stamps on Dezeen:

British Design Classics stamps by Royal Mail
Dutch Design stamps

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Here's some info from Dutch Design Awards:

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Read-along Braille stamps

René Put

To mark the 200th birthday of Louis Braille, the inventor of a reading and writing system for blind and visually impaired people, TNT Post issued a series of special stamps. An exciting word game with both printed letters and Braille characters that can be read by sighted and blind people. The minimalist use of colour and the tactile Braille dots introduce the sighted to the world of the blind.

www.reneput.nl

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  • m

    nice!

    though I don’t get the ‘exciting word game’, at all

  • m

    allright, I found the explaination of the word game
    every stamp shows 3 five-letter-words, fully written in Braille but with several characters missing in printing