Saturday, September 29, 2012

Royal Mail Post Card - Thunderbird 3

Last year the Royal Mail released a series of post cards featuring art from British postal stamps commemorating the genius of Gerry Anderson. Gerry Anderson pioneered a technique called Super Marionation which plussed-up normal puppetry marionation techniques and made it fun to watch for kids. Combined with science fiction story lines, fun characters and really cool gadgets, vehicles, and space ships, Anderson's shows were a staple of '60s Saturday mornings. Today's card features Thunderbirds 3, although I must admit that the rocket is a tad hard to discern in the artwork, but I do like the modern styling of the art. Enjoy!