First-day-of-issue dedication ceremony for the U.S. Flag Forever stamps. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP to usps.com/usflags. Please share the news using the hashtag #USFlagStamps.
U.S. Postal Service Acting South Florida District Manager Timothy Costello
Fri., Feb. 9 @ 11 a.m.
American Stamp Dealer Association Winter Postage Stamp Show
|BACKGROUND:||For more than half a century, U.S. stamps have depicted the American flag in vivid red, white, and blue. This eye-catching new issuance continues that tradition with a striking graphic design of a flag with two crisp folds.
Kit Hinrichs of San Francisco, who created the digital illustration for this stamp, is the founder and director of an educational foundation devoted to the American flag. Because the foundation has a collection of more than 5,000 items, Hinrichs is especially aware of the countless ways the flag has been interpreted in art.
For this stamp, Hinrichs created a design that shows a flag with a crisp edge and a contemporary look, with a shadow on the small, visible portion of the back to suggest a sense of depth.
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