For more than a decade, the U.S. Postal Service has produced a collectible book to commemorate the subjects and stories behind the year’s stamp issuances. For the first time in 2012, we’ve also created this companion website to go deeper into the people, places, design, and creation of a handful of stamps. Here, you’ll experience web exclusives like artist sketches, videos, and images from release parties. If you don’t own it already, the entire 2012 stamp program and yearbook are available for purchase. Thank you for joining us as we celebrate American culture through the tiny canvases of stamps.
The music of the bayou: zydeco.
Drawing artists to the desert.
Nobody wrote surprise endings like O. Henry.
Art director and artist reunite to celebrate the beauty of bonsai.
Home to 21 Native American tribes.
Remembering “the forgotten conflict.”
Capturing the realities of war.
Keeping the heart healthy.
What Ferrer wants to be remembered for.
See our home from above.
From training wheels to airborne.
Commanding the spotlight.
Turning childhood memories into stamps.
The inspiration behind the stamp.
From massive structure to stamp size.
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