The Stamp We've All Been Waiting For Comes AroundCapturing the essence of the Man in Black — whose music spanned six decades and crossed nearly every musical genre — was an exciting, albeit intimidating, honor.
New England Coastal Lighthouses: A Series Heads NortheastIllustrator Howard Koslow and art director Howard Paine have been creating artwork for the popularLighthouses stamp series since 1990. Here, they reveal their vision for the latest release.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Miles Davis and Edith Piaf: A Distinct SymmetryRead a firsthand account by art director Greg Breeding of the path he took to create a visual parallel between two very different musical artists.
Major League Baseball™ All-Stars: Created by Fans, for FansArt 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.
Waves of Color: Highly ValuedFour elegant new stamps represent a striking departure from traditional U.S. postage designs. Yet their imagery is rooted in the visual language of value: currency banknotes.