Baseball All-Star: Yogi Berra

“You can observe a lot by watching.”&mdashYogi Berra

Today a stamp commemorating baseball great Yogi Berra was issued by the USPS. Designed by Antonio Alcalá with art by Charles Chaisson and lettering by Michael Doret, the stamp evokes baseball cards and classic lettering for team jerseys while honoring one of the greatest baseball players of all-time.

Now would be a good time to send a “Hello!” through the mail to your favorite baseball fan!

Stamp featuring an illustration of Yogi Berra, Baseball All=Star

Go For Broke! Japanese American Soldiers of WWII

The “Go for Broke: Japanese American Soldiers of WWII” stamp we designed was issued last week by the USPS. The image is based on a photo from 1944 of a member if the 442nd Regimental Combat Team taken in France. Although many Japanese-Americans faced discrimination in the US, including being confined to domestic concentration camps, 33,000 others served in the army. The 442nd was one of the most distinguished American fighting units of WWII. Their heroism is notable.

We were honored to design this important stamp, and touched by all the notes and messages from members of the Japanese-American community telling us how much this recognition means.

A stamp featuring a Japanese soldier of the 442nd Go For Broke regiment from WWII

NMWA releases the Sonya Clark exhibition catalogue

Last week, the National Museum of Women in the Arts opened an exhibition of art by Sonya Clark. It’s the first survey show in Clark’s 25-year career, and features mixed-media works that address race and visibility, explore Blackness, and redress history. Studio A had the honor of designing the exhibition catalogue, and we look forward to seeing the art in person soon. Moving and meaningful, “Sonya Clark: Tatter, Bristle, and Mend” is on exhibit until May 31.

Cover of Sonya Clark: Tatter, Bristle, and Mend

Opener for Sonya Clark: Tatter, Bristle, and Mend

Opener for Sonya Clark: Tatter, Bristle, and Mend

Title Page for Sonya Clark: Tatter, Bristle, and Mend

Table of Contents for Sonya Clark: Tatter, Bristle, and Mend

Interview Opener for Sonya Clark: Tatter, Bristle, and Mend

Chapter Opener for Sonya Clark: Tatter, Bristle, and Mend

Featured Works Opener for Sonya Clark: Tatter, Bristle, and Mend

Featured Works spread from Sonya Clark: Tatter, Bristle, and Mend

Featured Works spread from Sonya Clark: Tatter, Bristle, and Mend

Stamps: Branding the United States in Communication Arts magazine

People seem to be particularly grateful receiving a personal letter in the mail these days. In turn, stamps seem to be gaining new attention from the design community. This month, Communication Arts magazine published an article on the US stamp program including some nice quotes from Antonio Alcalá and former employee Ricky Altizer. Maybe it will inspire you to send a postcard or note to a friend. We know where you can get some cool stamps! Read the article here.

Earth Day stamp

Stamps featured in Print Magazine

Today Print magazine published a brief article/interview with Bill Gicker, Manager of Stamp Development at USPS. It may be more than you want to know about how postage stamps come to be…but then again, maybe not! We hope you enjoy the read. Read the interview here.

The Snowy Day Stamp

The Year of the Ox stamp released as part of the Lunar New Year series

The second stamp in the USPS’ Lunar New Year stamp series was issued today: The Year of the Ox. The stamp was art directed by Antonio Alcalá and features a mask created by the artist Camille Chew. Available now from the USPS store.

Lunar New Year: Year of the Ox Stamp