A balance of likeness and difference
FHK Henrion's 1969 logo proposals to the Post Office.
The proposals put forth by FHK Henrion to the Post Office was the result of a three year consultancy service. At the time, Post Office operated a number of different services that were controlled by different departments and had no centralised design policy.
These departments included the ownership and operation of telephone equipment and banking alongside its postal services and together created a complex set of disparate offerings and a multitude of different contexts to design for. These included embossing cast iron pillar post boxes, the small surfaces of stamps, the utility of forms and the branding of telephone equipment.
Following the consultation it was proposed that the Post Office should be split into separate nationalised operations. This would move it away from a single civil service.