03 April 2020
The U.S. Postal Service has announced two new stamp subjects for 2020, including a stamp set celebrating the life and work of Japanese American artist Ruth Asawa.
The USPS revealed the design of a stamped envelope showing the American flag.
A statement read: "This stamped envelope features a graphic design of the flag that evokes a rich sense of history even as it presents a recognizable icon in a fresh, contemporary way. Kit Hinrichs created the artwork for this stamped envelope. Ethel Kessler served as art director."
The designs for a ten-stamp set honouring pioneering Japanese American artist Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) has also been revealed.
Showcasing Asawa’s wire sculptures, the pane includes twenty stamps, with two each of ten designs, featuring photographs by Dan Bradica and Laurence Cuneo. The selvage features a photograph of Asawa taken by Nat Farbman in 1954 for Life magazine.
The USPS statement added: "All images are preliminary and are subject to change prior to printing."
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