The fourth design in the “Music Icons” series commemorates Janis Joplin with a psychedelic-era inspired stamp. Art direction and design: Antonio Alcalá, Stamp photo: David Gahr, Stamp lettering: Daniel Pelavin, Cover photo: Bruce Steinberg.
Stamp / Harvey Milk, United States Postal Service
A civil rights activist and one of the first openly gay elected officials in the U.S., Harvey Milk is commemorated in this stamp with a photo by Daniel Nicoletta.
United States Postal Service / Emancipation Proclamation Stamp
Using a key phrase from the original document, this stamp commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Art Direction: Antonio Alcalá, Designer: Gail Anderson.
United States Postal Service / Waves of Color Stamp
This set of four high-denomination stamps are the first completely abstract designs issued by the USPS. Art Direction: Antonio Alcalá, Designer: Michael Dyer.
United States Postal Service / Kaleidoscope Flowers Stamp
A flower-like design composed of geometric shapes, these stamps utilize different color palettes, creating a set of four. Art Direction: Antonio Alcalá, Designers: Nicole and Petra Kapitza.
United States Postal Service / Musical Icons: Lydia Mendoza
The first design in the new “Music Icons” series, this stamp celebrates the Tejano singer and performer Lydia Mendoza. Art Direction: Antonio Alcalá, Designer: Neal Ashby.
United States Postal Service / Medal of Honor
A new folio design allows every Medal of Honor recipient from World War II to be recognized by name. The stamps feature the two medals, Army and Navy, issued during this era.
United States Postal Service / Vintage Seed Packets
A series of stamps using vintage seed packet art reflect Americans’ interest in gardening and nostalgic imagery.
United States Postal Service / Love 2014
Traditional paper-cut art and a love of heart-shaped themes inspired the design of this stamp. Art Direction: Antonio Alcalá, Illustrator: Q. Cassetti.
United States Postal Service / Inverted Jenny Reissue
A reissue of the famous “Inverted Jenny” stamp error includes new artwork highlighting elements of the original story.