Native New Zealand Trees – NZ Post

Di had the opportunity to pitch for an up coming New Zealand Post stamp series - celebrating the Native Trees of New Zealand. Being a proud 5th generation New Zealander, and having worked with the Department of Conservation over a year ago, she knew exactly who to contact to find out what were the Trees that were voted New Zealand’s most popular. Five trees were chosen to represent the issue, and concepts presented that approached the job from a variety of contrasting angles. New Zealand Post chose the concept  - The Anatomy of the Native Tree - as the winning idea that would be the best choice for stamp collectors, New Zealanders and biologists. The issue is on sale 1st of February 2012 at New Zealand Post Shops. For a closer look at Stephen's illustrations go to