Kaleidoscope Flowers Stamps Will Mesmerize in 2013

In 2013, the U.S. Postal Service will continue its long tradition of issuing beautiful floral stamps with the release of Kaleidoscope Flowers. Each of the four stamps in this utterly distinctive new set depicts the same flower illustration in one of four different color combinations.

The graphic designs of artists Petra and Nicole Kapitza inspired art director Antonio Alcalá to envision a sleek and modern flower stamp—something entirely different from previous stamps featuring flowers.

The Kapitzas explored numerous options for the new look using digital illustration software. After choosing the final design, Alcalá added color to create a set of stamps that was reminiscent of old-fashioned kaleidoscope images yet also completely new. The visual impact is dramatic. Look at the stamps long enough and their patterns seem to be in motion, receding one moment and then pushing forward the next.

The Kaleidoscope Flowers stamps will be released in 2013. An official release date has not yet been set, but the stamps are currently available for pre-order.

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About USPS Stamps

The Postal Service™ is proud of its role in portraying the American experience to a world audience through the issuance of postage stamps and postal stationery. Each year the Postal Service issues commemorative stamps reflecting subjects of national significance and appeal. More than 160 years of stamp development has yielded an incredible archive of imagery and commentary reflecting American culture and society. Even in this fast-changing world, stamps are still a versatile and convenient method of postage. And stamp collecting is a lifetime hobby that is fun and educational for all ages. Stamp collecting is easy to start without a big investment. It is also a great way to learn about the world and its many wonders, opening the door to an exciting universe of history, science, geography, the arts, technology, and sports. Our mission is to provide universal service that is prompt, reliable, efficient, affordable, and self-sustaining. Throughout its history the Postal Service has grown with the nation, binding it together by ensuring that everyone, everywhere, has the same ability to communicate regardless of technological change.

2 thoughts on “Kaleidoscope Flowers Stamps Will Mesmerize in 2013

  1. I’m a bit disappointed to see that these are not Forever stamps. Has the USPS changed its mind about new issues always being Forever?

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