stamps that would be King
U.S. Postal Service commissioned eight artists to develop potential
designs for an Elvis stamp. Working independently, they submitted
60 sketches and paintings in every imaginable style, from somber
watercolors to abstract modernist designs.
artists were not restricted to any particular era in the life
of Elvis, so their designs explored various aspects of his career,
including his films, his early performances, and his reign on
the Las Vegas concert stage. These concept sketches and preliminary
designs, which reflect the innumerable ways of looking at an American
icon, show Elvis stamps that might have been.
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