Friday, February 17, 2012

Audio Interview with Terry McCaffrey and Ethel Kessler

In an interesting audio interview on the 99% Invisible website, Julie Shapiro, artistic director of the Third Coast International Audio Festival, spoke with Terry McCaffrey, the retired manager of stamp development for the USPS Stamp Services Office, and Ethel Kessler, an art director who’s been working with Stamp Services for over 15 years.

In the interview, Kessler says, "Somebody might be able to do a great painting that’s 20 x 30 inches, but you take that down to 1 x 1.5 inches, and it’s a challenge to make it work."

Among other topics discussed includes the rules for the selection of a stamp and U.S. stamp design such as the Breast Cancer semi-postal (shown above).

Also recorded, University of Ghana post office workers whistling while cancelling stamps.

Click here to listen.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM