Art + Design

USPS Eames stamps.

From Eames Demetrious:

These stamps were designed by the remarkable Derry Noyes, who design many of the stamps for the US Post Office. The first inklings of this possibility were 10 or 12 years ago when we (I am wearing my Eames Office hat here) first answered a request for research images.

There is a wonderful familial connection there, as Derry is the daughter of Eli Noyes, who was an extremely close friend of Charles and Ray’s and the director of design at IBM.

Slowly over this time period it blossomed to a full on set of 16 stamps to celebrate the richness of Charles and Ray’s work. We see the Eames House, La Chaise, the Lounge Chair, Crosspatch, House of Cards, the film Tops and more.

Just think: How many Toys are on stamps? How many short films? This is just a great thing.

I can’t wait! (via AT:LA)

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  • Reply Julie January 9, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    You guys get all the good stamps!

  • Reply Aimee January 9, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    Well that is cool! :)

  • Reply lindsay January 9, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    This is probably a silly question…but why is there a slash through the 41 ? Can you not actually use them? Just wondering….very very cool though.

  • Reply Anna at D16 January 9, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    Lindsay, the post office just put those lines through the value on images of stamps (online, in print ads, etc.) to prevent counterfeiting. The actual stamps will be usable, and will not have the line through the value!

  • Reply jenn ski January 10, 2008 at 2:05 am

    I want some!!!!

  • Reply alicia January 10, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Great! You’re right- toys and films on stamps- it’s so nice to do something different.

  • Reply lindsay January 10, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Ha! That’s makes perfect sense! I knew I was asking a silly question :)

  • Reply Jonelle January 15, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Wow, these stamps are great! I definitely want these. I don’t see them on the USPS site quite yet. Maybe I’ll have to go into the post office to pick them up.

  • Reply Anna at D16 January 15, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    Jonelle, I don’t think they’re out until Summer 2008!

  • Reply Neil Lamens January 30, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    I can’t waite either……..big Herman Miller fan, love the Eames’s.


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