With all my bills being signed up for “autopay” and having a book of Forever Stamps literally forever, I rarely visit a post office – which doesn’t really break my heart. I hate standing in a line at the post office! Anyway… my niece’s birthday was coming up and I had to drag myself to a local post office – I was glad I did when I saw the display for the newly issued stamps called “Pioneers of American Industrial Design.”
On June 29, 2011, the U.S. Postal Service issued a sheet of stamps cerebrating 12 influential industrial designers. Each stamp features an image of an object and its designer’s name. A description of each stamp is written on the back of the sheet. The 12 designers featured are: Peter Müller-Munk, Frederick Hurten Rhead, Raymond Loewy, Donald Deskey, Walter Dorwin Teague, Henry Dreyfuss, Norman Bel Geddes, Dave Chapman, Greta von Nessen, Eliot Noyes, Russel Wright and Gilbert Rohde.
I know that industrial design is not the same as mid-century modern design, but I figure many mid-century modern fans probably enjoy these stamps – I certainly do!
The Pioneers of American Industrial Design stamps are being issued as Forever stamps and are available at the USPS website or the U.S. post office.