Emancipation Proclamation: Freedom and the PressDiscover the role that a 134-year-old letterpress shop played in commemorating the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s history-altering document.
The Stamp We've All Been Waiting For Comes Around Capturing the essence of the Man in Black — whose music spanned six decades and crossed nearly every musical genre — was an exciting, albeit intimidating, honor.
Lydia Mendoza: Opening the Show At age 18, Lydia Mendoza became Tejano music’s first superstar. Now, nearly 79 years later, the “Lark of the Border” takes the stage once again — opening the show for an exciting new stamp series: Music Icons.
Miles Davis and Edith Piaf: A Distinct Symmetry Read a firsthand account by art director Greg Breeding of the path he took to create a visual parallel between two very different musical artists.
Innovative Choreographers: A Perfect Fit for a Theater Legend Artist James McMullan has been creating posters for theater productions for more than 35 years. Learn how his deep understanding of movement helped capture the astounding artistry of four influential choreographers.
New England Coastal Lighthouses: A Series Heads Northeast Illustrator Howard Koslow and art director Howard Paine have been creating artwork for the popular Lighthouses stamp series since 1990. Here, they reveal their vision for the latest release.
Year of the Snake: Bringing It in with a Bang For artist Kam Mak, the Celebrating Lunar New Year series is deeply personal. Inspired by childhood memories, Mak’s images capture the spirit of joyful excitement that is the essence of Lunar New Year.
Celebrating Lunar New Year: Year of the Rabbit It’s the Year of the Rabbit, so why kumquats? Discover the significance of this fruit and other symbols of the Lunar New Year, masterfully interpreted by artist Kam Mak.
Jobs Well Done, in PicturesEarly 20th-century industry workers spent their lives and sweat building our country. One photographer's images brought their efforts into focus better than anyone.
Bicycling: Pedaling ForwardA bike first appeared on U.S. postage more than 100 years ago. Now, with four new colorful designs, art director Phil Jordan and illustrator John Mattos take a fresh look at one of our country’s most popular and diverse outdoor activities.
Major League Baseball™ All-Stars: Created by Fans, for Fans Art director Phil Jordan and illustrator Kadir Nelson combined their talents and a shared enthusiasm for baseball to create a grand slam issue — four new stamps honoring four giants of the game.
The Civil War: 1861: A Nation Touched with Fire Rather than glorify a conflict that tore our nation apart, art director Phil Jordan wanted to express how the war really looked and felt for those who lived through it.
Cherry Blossom Centennial: Reflecting Friendship Around the Tidal BasinEach spring in Washington, D.C., delicate cherry blossoms turn the Tidal Basin into a spectacle of pink and white. Discover how artist Paul Rogers balanced a panoramic vista — and 100 years of friendship — in two small stamps.
From Sketch to Smile: The Magic of Disney•Pixar Five bright new stamps showcase cheerful characters from Disney•Pixar films. Would it surprise you to know that each stunning, computer-generated image began the old-fashioned way –- with a sketch?
Send a Hello: To Infinity and Beyond The popularity of The Art of Disney series proved the demand for stamps featuring animated film favorites. Read about the new Disney•Pixar stamps that will make it hard to resist sending a hello to loved ones.
Modern Art in America 1913-1931: The Rise of Avant-Garde When the American public got its first good look at modern art 100 years ago, reaction included both outrage and derision. But early American modernists paved the way for an explosion of expression in the 20th century.