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.