Stamps as Art
"Stamp Collecting dispels boredom, enlarges our vision, broadens our knowledge, makes us better citizens and in innumerable ways, enriches our lives."- President Roosevelt
A work of art
Each stamp is a work of art, designed particularly by an artist who had a vision in mind for that particular stamp. The illustrations painted on stamps mark important events throughout history, distinguished people, places and landmarks or are simply a work of art. The stamp designs are either engraved or illustrated onto the canvas and then produced in mass quantities to be distributed and sold across the United States.
The people, events, places and images that are on the stamps are designed by art directors in the U.S. Postal service. Under the guidance of these art directors, artists create the images that you see on the stamp. Each little stamp is it's own work of art, it's own canvas that can be appreciated, celebrated and collected by millions around the world.