A few months ago we had the honour of working for one of the greatest minds in science; we created a set of stamps to celebrate 100 years of General Relativity, focusing on the work of Professor Stephen Hawking; Today, a special hard back silk covered book has been released to mark Professor Hawking’s 75th birthday.
The special silk-bound book has a foreword from and is personally signed by the Oscar winning actor Eddie Redmayne, who played the Professor in the film The Theory of Everything.
The issue of just 100 books is individually numbered from 1 to 100. #1 was presented to Professor Hawking on his birthday, January 8th. The remaining books will be sold by the Isle of Man Post Office, with proceeds donated to The Stephen Hawking Foundation.
The hardback edition in silk slip case is a special edition of the book that was released with the stamps, featuring Professors Hawking and Einstein and the major scientific works of Professor Hawking’s career.
Each book contains two full sets of the stamps, which are legal issue Isle of Man Stamps, bearing the head of Her Majesty the Queen. The successful issue was launched in 2016 to mark 100 years of the theory of General Relativity, but specifically the life work of Professor Hawking.
Buy the book here: www.iompost.com/hawking
How do we feel?
Amazing! It was such a great honour to work with Professor Hawking, but to be able to create a project like this has been a career highlight for any of us. We are an agency with a strong focus on charity, so this is a great achievement for us all.