The Snowy Day Stamp featured in the Washington Post

Art, literature, and design can provide quiet yet important messages in these days of discord. Thank you Washington Post for recognizing our efforts and those of the USPS: How the snowy-day on a postage stamp can help us rethink race in america.

The Snowy Day Stamp

AIGA’s Eye on Design spotlights the Solar Eclipse stamp

Umm…In case you haven’t read enough eclipse related articles, here’s one from AIGA’s Eye on Design:
Celebrate the solar eclipse with thermochromic ink stamps.

Solar Eclipse Stamp
Solar Eclipse Stamp

Objects of Devotion

We were fortunate to work with Smithsonian Books on this volume—a companion to the first religion-oriented exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History (opening in July 2017). “Objects of Devotion” looks at the role of religion in the U.S. until the mid-1800s through artifacts, people, and locations. Thanks to Laura Harger, Peter Manseau, and our own Ricky Altizer!

Objects of Devotion

Objects of Devotion

Objects of Devotion

Objects of Devotion

Objects of Devotion

Objects of Devotion

Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair

We had the pleasure of working with Monika Hischbichler and curator Camille Brewer from the Textile Museum on the exhibition “Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair.” It’s on display until July 24 and features some fabulous creations. Thanks to Dian Holton for her support!

Inspiring Beauty: Ebony Fashion Fair

Inspiring Beauty: Ebony Fashion Fair

Inspiring Beauty: Ebony Fashion Fair

Inspiring Beauty: Ebony Fashion Fair

Inspiring Beauty: Ebony Fashion Fair

Inspiring Beauty: Ebony Fashion Fair

Inspiring Beauty: Ebony Fashion Fair

Total Eclipse of the Sun Stamp

Happy to see our newest stamp design make an appearance in today’s New York Times’ Science section!

total eclipse of the sun forever stamp

Martha Stewart features the Delicioso Stamp

Martha Stewart gives us some love!

We love postal services cute new stamps celebrating latin american food.

delicioso stamp

The USPS releases the WPA Posters Stamps

Ten years ago Cara Cox (a former student and intern) designed a beautiful book called “Posters for the People: Art of the WPA.” Four years ago, Maribel Gray (also former student and current employee) wrote and designed her senior thesis about WPA posters and Modernism. Last month the USPS issued these stamps featuring WPA posters from the Library of Congress collection. Maribel helped design them and Cara was on our mind as we created them. It’s rewarding when former students make important contributions to the work we do in the studio. We hope you like the new stamps!

Posters of the WPA

WPA Posters Stamp: Municipal Airports and Field Day

WPA Posters Stamp: HIking and The National Parks Preserve Wildlife

WPA Posters Stamp: Puerto Rico and See Americal, Welcome to Montana

WPA Posters Stamp: Work with Care and Work Pays America

WPA Posters Stamp: Visit the Zoo and Foreign Trade Zone

Process & Innovation: 20 Years of Partnerships in Print at Hand Print Workshop International

We were honored when Dennis O’Neil asked us to design the catalogue for “Process & Innovation: 20 Years of Partnerships in Print at Hand Print Workshop International.” It’s an exhibition he curated of artwork he produced with notable local and International artists (closes on Sunday)! Great reviews in the Washington Post, on WETA, and other places. See the show!

HPWI

HPWI

HPWI

HPWI

HPWI

HPWI

HPWI

HPWI

HPWI

Antonio Alcalá featured in Design Observer

There’s a short article on Design Observer today about Antonio’s experience working on the catalogue “Harlem Heroes.” It’s a quick read. Take a look and let us know what you think! Looking Harlem in the Eye

National Women in the Arts Winter/Spring Issue

The new Winter/Spring issue of Women in the Arts is hot of the press. Nice work, as always, by Helen McNiell! Take a look and then be sure to visit the National Museum of Women in the Arts to see the exhibitions in person!

NMWA Winter/Spring 2017
NMWA Winter/Spring 2017
NMWA Winter/Spring 2017
NMWA Winter/Spring 2017
NMWA Winter/Spring 2017

Studio A featured in Print’s Regional Design Awards

It’s a great start to the new year when the mail carrier brings you good news! Today we received copies of this year’s Print Regional Design Annual, and we are grateful for the generous coverage our work received. Thank you Print, Heads of State, Jessica Hische, Michael Dyer, Frank Maresca and Jason Tselentis!

Print Regional Design Awards 2017

Print Regional Design Awards 2017

Print Regional Design Awards 2017

Print Regional Design Awards 2017

How Stamps Get Designed featuring Antonio Alcalá

One benefit to being an older designer is AARP might make a great little video about the work you do! Thanks to David Friedman and his crew for this piece on how stamps get designed.

How Stamps Get Designed: The Stamp Designer

Art of the Qur’an exhibition at the Freer Sackler Gallery

Here’s a link to the NYTimes review of “The Art of The Qur’an” exhibition at the Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery. We had the honor and pleasure of designing the catalogue for the show. Here also are a few photos taken during a recent visit. Be sure to see the show!

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/11/arts/design/the-art-of-the-quran-a-rare-peek-at-islams-holy-text.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=2

Art of the Qu'ran

Art of the Qu'ran

Art of the Qu'ran

Art of the Qu'ran

Art of the Qu'ran

Martín Ramirez, Forever Love, and Patriotic Waves stamps featured in Print’s Regional Design Annual

Thanks Print magazine! We recently found out three of our stamp designs were selected for inclusion in their upcoming Regional Design Annual. The winners won’t be published until their December issue, but you can our designs here. Thanks also to the late Martín Ramírez, Jessica Hische, and Michael Dyer for the beautiful artwork!

Martín Ramirez Stamp

Forever Love Stamp

Patriotic Waves Stamp

Forever Love Stamp featured in Print Magazine

An older stamp, but new recognition (third project down). We are always grateful for the kind words: “11 Beautiful Handlettered Projects”

Love Stamp by Jessica Hische