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Watch: Art Director At US Postal Service Shares How Stamps Get Designed
By Dorothy Tan, 30 Dec 2016
You may not see them this way, but stamps are essentially tiny pieces of artworks that accompany your mail—and have you ever thought about how they are designed?
AARP sheds light on this process by interviewing Antonio Alcalá, who became one of four art directors at the US Postal Service in his fifties after a career of designing books and museum installations.
Watch the video below as he takes you through how to tell a compelling story on a tiny piece of paper—stamps seen in this video feature artworks by Jessica Hische, Yulia Brodskaya, Gail Anderson, Martín Ramírez and other renowned artists and designers.
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