Thursday, January 3, 2013

Freedom Stamps

"Henceforward shall be free..." key words from the Emancipation Proclamation are beautifully imprinted on this January 2013 stamp. USPS art director Antonio Alcalá commissioned graphic artist Gail Anderson to design the stamp and the Hatch Show Print of Nashville Tennessee, one of the oldest working letterpress print shops in the US, produced the effect of Civil War era broadsides. 

Note to self: mail rates go up January 27!