Art of the Stamp
From the Collection of the United States Postal Services



Legends of Baseball:
Jackie Robinson

Airbrush and ink on board

Artist: Joseph Saffold

Art director: Phil Jordan
First day of issue: July 6, 2000

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Joseph Saffold’s illustration resembles an old photograph, an effect he achieved by using colored pencils and acrylic and oil paints applied with an airbrush. In the final stamp design, the rounded corners and black band at the bottom continue the concept by suggesting the appearance of a vintage trading card.


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