Sunday, May 16, 2010

Carl Herrman - The Creative Mind Behind 400 Stamps

Carl Herrman, 71, a former art director for USPS is featured in an article that appears on the website. During his long career, Carl, shown here, helped oversee the design of over 400 U.S. postage stamps.

In the piece, Carl, a Las Vegas resident,  is quoted as saying his personal favorite is the stamp depicting Hawaiian Olympian and surfer Duke Kahanamoku, a 37-cent stamp released in 2002.

According to the article, "Although Herrman is no longer with the Post Office – he left in 2008 – he said almost 30 more stamps bearing his designs are slated for release through 2013; however, philatelists and stamp consumers alike will have to wait to see what Herrman designed."

“I’m not allowed to talk about (the to-be-released stamps),” he said. “They wouldn’t like me to do that. I would get in trouble.”

The article goes on to say, "Herrman compares his art to that of an orchestra conductor. He doesn’t make the music -- or, in this case, the stamps -- himself. Rather, he describes himself as the creative mind behind the stamps, working with those he calls the best photographers and illustrators."

To read the entire piece, click here
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM