January 1st marked the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and recently, the United States Postal Service released a stamp commemorating the occasion. For the 100th anniversary African-American designer George Olden was commissioned to design his now famous stamp (in 1963). This year the amazing Gail Anderson was given the same honor. (You can learn more about her process in this interview.)
I was excited to learn that the design started out as an actual letterpressed poster printed at Hatch Show Print (a famous printing shop in Nashville) and that the limited edition prints are available for purchase on the USPS website. I purchased mine immediately and can't wait to have it framed.
On top of all that goodness, I (along with the help of my wonderful colleagues) are preparing for Gail Anderson's visit to our school next week. She is our spring artist-in-residence and will be presenting a lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 19th. It's open to the public, so if you live in the area come by we'd love to have you.
Gail Anderson Lecture
February 19 @ 6:00 pm
Stevenson University/Greenspring Campus
If you can't make it, please support this design. Purchase the stamps at your local post office and/or the limited edition poster.