Stamps of Approval

A celebrated collector brings to life the latest series of USPS commemorative stamps

Philanthropic art collector George R. Kravis II has a penchant for “almost anything with a motor, light, cord or battery.” The former radio head’s passion for industrial design has led him to amass thousands of objects. Some he used over the years and some he kept in pristine condition, but all are equally treasured. Tulsa-based Kravis was recently at NYC’s Cooper-Hewitt museum for the unveiling …

British Design Classics Stamps

by Laura Neilson On 13 January 2009, Britain's Royal Mail service issued a new series of ten stamps celebrating 100 years of quintessentially British design. We love smartly-designed British creations as much as the next Anglophile, but the Royal Mail's latest release has made philatelists out of all of us. Not surprisingly, the Mini and the classic cherry-red K2 telephone booth are part of the …

Charles and Ray Eames Commemorative Stamps

As an unabashedly extreme fangirl of all things Eames, I am happy to say that the U.S. Postal Service is also feeling some Eames love this month. This week they have issued a hotly-anticipated set of 16 commemorative stamps honoring the iconic husband and wife design team whose work continues to be the standard against which all modern is measured. Through architecture, furniture and film; …