Friday, January 16, 2009

Stamp Illustrator Daniel Cosgrove

Chicago's Doings website features local artist and U.S. stamp illustrator Daniel Cosgrove.

Daniel's latest stamp designs are the upcoming $17.50 Old Faithful and the $4.95Redwood Forest stamps being released Jan. 16.

Last June, USPS issued his designs featuring Mount Rushmore ($4.80) and the Hoover Dam ($16.50).

According to the site, "Cosgrove was recruited for the assignment by Carl Herrman, art director for the postal service. Herrman was familiar with Cosgrove's work and thought his style of art would look good on a postage stamp."

Herrman is quoted in the article by Rob Siebert as saying, "What I like most about Dan is that he has the ability to do a subject that is very overused and worn out and still make it fresh and special."

Herrman referred to him as one of the best illustrators he's ever worked with.

Shown above, Daniel works on one of the U.S. stamps he recently designed in Adobe Illustrator on his Apple Mac.

To read the entire article, click here.
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