updated 6/17/08: The Charles and Ray Eames US Postage Stamps are now available for purchase.
Derry Noyes, Art Director and designer for the USPS, designed the soon-to-be released set of 16 Commemorative Eames US Postage stamps. The stamps feature iconic Eames designs, including: La Chaise, the Eames House, Lounge Chair, the House of Cards and more. I wish The Powers of Ten was also included.
from the United States Postal Service: “In recognition of their groundbreaking contributions to architecture, furniture design, manufacturing and photographic arts, designers Charles and Ray Eames will be honored next summer with a pane of 16 stamps designed by Derry Noyes of Washington, DC. If you’ve ever sat in a stackable molded chair, you’ve experienced their creativity. Perhaps best known for their furniture, the Eameses were husband and wife as well as design partners. Their extraordinary body of creative work—which reflected the nation’s youthful and inventive outlook after World War II—also included architecture, films and exhibits. Without abandoning tradition, Charles and Ray Eames used new materials and technology to create high-quality products that addressed everyday problems and made modern design available to the American public.” ________________________________________________________ Derry Noyes is credited with designing or art directing numerous classic stamps in the past. Masterworks of Modern Architecture, designed by Margaret Bauer in 2005, was a winning selection in AIGA 365: 27 exhibition.