Helfand (shown above) is a graphic-design artist who lives in Canaan and teaches at Yale University. She was appointed to the committee last fall.
According to writer William Weir, "The committee celebrates its 50th anniversary next year. Typical of its low-profile approach, David Failor, executive director of stamp services for the U.S. Postal Service, says no big events commemorating the occasion have been planned. They might have a private dinner."
"Helfand, who was nominated by former committee member Meredith Davis, professor of graphic design at North Carolina State University, figures the breadth of her interests in design helped secure her appointment. She's one of four artists who founded designobserver.com, a popular blog that takes on all matters of design."
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