Mailing a letter is about to get a whole lot more awesome. In celebration of Wonder Woman’s 75th anniversary, the U.S. Postal Service is releasing this fabulous set of Wonder Woman Forever Stamps.

“The sheet will consist of 20 stamps depicting Wonder Woman’s appearance over four different eras: the Golden Age (1941–55) drawn by Jon L. Blummer, the Silver Age (1956–72), by Irv Novak; the Bronze Age (1973–86) by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez; and the Modern Age (1987–present) by Cliff Chiang.”

Mark your calendars; these stamps will issued on October 7th.

[via Bleeding Cool]


Postal stamps issued in 1954 commemorating the 150th anniversary of Haiti’s independence. Courtesy of: Smithsonian National Postal Museum.

Each stamp represents a decisive episode of the latter Haitian Revolution, at which point the struggle had turned into a total war against France and for independence. The first stamp depicts Marie-Jeanne Lamartinière and Louis Daure Lamartinière heroine and hero of the battle of Crête à Pierrot, while the second represents the battle of Vertières. 

New York-based artist Molly Rausch paints the extended scenes around the edges of postage stamps, imagining the continued horizons and broader stories told by stamp artwork.  (via Colossal)

Did any of y'all collect stamps when you were a kid – enjoying the process of tearing the postmarked/stamped corners off envelopes, soaking the torn pieces in hot water to remove the stamps, then carefully drying the stamps? I did, which could explain, in part, why I find objects made from stamps appealing. 

Visit Molly’s site to check out some of her other work, like this Monopoly piece:


You peel them, you stick them, you ship them off—but do you think about the artist who made your stamps? 

The USPS commissioned illustrator Paul Calle to do this graphite drawing of the Empire State Building, which was scaled way down to become a stamp in 1998. 

It’s one of 30 pieces of original artwork, never before seen by the public in full size, in a recent exhibition at our National Postal Museum. “New York City: A Portrait Through Stamp Art” explores the process behind the postage with art celebrating the city and its influence on America.

Check out all the work in the exhibition here.