Carlsbad Man Puts His Stamp On Postage

by The Editors on March 7, 2008

The US Postal Service is in the process of releasing a new set of stamps memorializing “some of the most impressive scientific achievements of the 20th century,” according to a story in the Imperial Valley News. The scientists features on the stamps include: Theoretical physicist John Bardeen, biochemist Gerty Cori, astronomer Edwin Hubble, and structural chemist Linus Pauling. But the most interesting part to us was the involvement of Carlsbad resident and US Postal Service Art Director Carl Herrman.

For each stamp, artist Victor Stabin of Jim Thorpe, PA, with the assistance of art director Carl Herrman of Carlsbad, CA, created a collage featuring a painted portrait of each scientist combined with diagrams or photographic representations associated with their major contributions.

Mr. Herrman, is famous in the world of design for having been involved with the art direction of literally hundreds of commemorative stamps in his 16 years as an Art Director for the U.S. Postal Service. We’d show you an image of the stamps, however, they are being unveiled today in a ceremony at Madison Square Gardens.

[Link: Imperial Valley News]

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