October 26, 2011

Stamps, forever…

image credit: USPS

A few years back I made the mistake of not purchasing more of the Charles + Ray Eames stamps. True story: I went to a dozen of post offices in Los Angeles and the verdict was the same everywhere – they were completely sold out. Couldn’t even order them online. So this time, when the Pioneers of American Industrial Design collection came out, I bought, A LOT. And unlike the Eames ones, these are forever stamps, yes! Featuring twelve of American’s most influential industrial designers, the full sheet also showcases the “Airflow” fan designed by Robert Heller. I have been a collector of Russel Wright’s dinnerware for a very long time, so you can imagine how delighted I was to see his flatware design as one of the stamps. To quote Wright, “Good design is for everyone.”™ – I only wish the United States Postal Service will come out with more design-related stamps. Is anyone out there with me on this one?

image credit: Core77

I remember not wanting to use the last two stamps on the bottom – the Aluminum Group Chair and the Molded Plywood Chair. So no doubt they were my favorites. Yours?

Psst! If you would like to purchase the Charles + Eames stamps, check out the Eames Office!

 

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2 Responses to “Stamps, forever…”

  1. Hilary Says:
    October 26th, 2011 at 9:50 am

    We actually used the Industrial Design stamps for our wedding invitations! They matched the design of our invitations (and our orange and gray color scheme)… love them a lot!

  2. Refrigerator Water Filter Says:
    November 14th, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    When I first made a comment I clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now every time a comment is added I recieve several emails using the same comment. Possibly there is a way you take care of this? Many thanks!