Tuesday, May 10, 2005

The most useful works of American art.

North Carolina State Magazine reports that stamps “might be the most useful — and the most used — works of American art. About 44 billion were printed last year, passing through our mailboxes affixed to the corners of bills and invitations and holiday cards.”

“I don’t know another design activity that reaches so many people,” said NC State College of Design Professor Meredith Davis, who recently served on the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee. “It’s been really interesting to think about how you capture the character of a nation in the choices that you make.”
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posted by Don Schilling at 8:50 AM