Friday, August 15, 2008

Two USPS Art Directors "Axed"

Linn's Stamp News is reporting that two of the United States Postal Service's most prolific stamp art directors "have been axed by postal officials as part of an effort to trim the stamp program's expenses."

Bill McAllister, Linn's Washington correspondent, writes in the August 18 edition, that senior stamp art directors Richard Sheaff of Scottsdale, Ariz. and Carl Herrman of Carlsbad, Calif. were both being released as of Sept. 30.

Bill goes on to say that in an e-mail message from Terrance McCaffrey, USPS manager of stamp development, suggests the actions to cut the number of future commemorative stamp issues will take place in a further effort to cut costs.

The decision now leaves Stamp Services with four art directors - all based on the east coast.

Show above, Richard Sheaff's latest stamp design for the 100th Anniversary of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." It was adapted from a trading card in Sheaff's personal collection.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM