Thursday, May 22, 2014

stamps: harvey milk

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In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, making him one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States. His career was tragically cut short nearly a year after he took office, when he and San Francisco Mayor George Moscone were assassinated. The U.S. Postal Service® is proud to honor the life of this visionary leader who became an iconic figure in the struggle for gay civil rights.

The stamp art centers on a photo of Milk taken in front of his camera store in San Francisco. The colors of the gay pride glad appear in a vertical strip in the top left corner. 

Milk believed the government should represent all citizens, insuring equality and providing needed services.

The Harvey Milk stamp will be issued as a Forever® stamp.

You can read more about the Harvey Milk stamp here.

Monday, May 5, 2014

stamps: vintage circus posters

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I do not know about you guys, but I can not wait to get my hands on a few books of these stamps! And you know what makes it even better? They are being released on my Birthday! Happy Birthday to me!!

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, companies such as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey used posters to let people know that the circus was coming to town. These stamps will celebrate the large, colorful pieces of art that showcased eye-catching imagery of stunts, performers, and animals. 

The Vintage Circus Posters stamps will be sold in sheets of 16 featuring reproductions of eight vintage circus posters. 

The Vintage Circus Posters stamps will be issued as Forever® stamps.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

rende wedding suite.

I was very honored when my friend Kathryn asked me to design their wedding invitations. The theme for their wedding is a lobster bake. She supplied me with the colors and I went from there! They turned out absolutely beautiful and I hope her guests love receiving them in the mail!