U.S. Postal Service Vintage Seed Packet Stamps

Flowers have been a key subject of art, design, photography — and stamps— throughout history, the latest U.S. Postal Service stamp takes a new look at a classic subject and issued a series of Commemorative Forever Stamps earlier this spring based on Vintage Seed Packets!

 

 

"The Postal Service issued Vintage Seed Packets Commemorative Forever stamps earlier this spring, featuring 10 images of antique seed packets. Art director Antonio Alcalá used photographs of actual seed packets printed between 1910 and 1920 to create the vintage look and feel, highlighting the beautiful, colorful floral detail.

The seed packet illustrations themselves were originally created using chromolithography, a process that replaced hand-tinted lithographs and allowed for inexpensive multi-color prints."

Art Director: Antonio Alcalá