Sunday, April 21, 2019

I is for Illustrator

This stamp was released in xxxx 2001 (thanks Heleen, and the stamp!) as part of a sheet of 20 American illustrators to celebrate 100 years of this artform.




This stamp features Nora McMein's work, which frequently appeared in advertising and magazines.

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16 comments:

  1. Illustrators, of course I love this theme :-)

    I hadn't seen this stamp nor the stamp sheet before. According to the FDC's which I saw on ebay.nl the sheet has been issued in 2001.
    And I see also John Held jr is honoured by a stamp - would he be the same John Held jr as the mail artist?

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    1. Thanks for adding the year, Heleen, I completely forgot to come back and edit this post :)

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    2. And it is even on the stamp - doh!

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    3. I didn't notice it on the stamp either, until reading your comment :-)

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  2. I shall have to look out for more illustrators as I certainly was not aware of her before.

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    1. Me either. I also wasn't aware of the sheet of stamps, which is really fascinating.

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  3. This stamp is gorgeous, as the whole set is. I think I haven't got any of the 20 stamps!

    Today you came to my Sunday Stamps subject! ;)

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  4. I've not seen any of these stamps, what a superb sheet, great link. So many illustrators are not credited in old publications, the unsung heroes.

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    1. I was just thinking today that all of our lives have been influenced by countless illustrators, yet I bet most of us (me included) cannot name even one.

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  5. I always pay more attention to the illustrations than the words (books, adverts, etc), and yes these artists should get more credit

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