Popular Culture

American popular culture is filled with visual and written references to one of the oldest, largest, and most recognizable, government services—the postal service. Even when communication leapt off the written page and into computer-based systems, it came with a small mailbox and the announcement that “You have mail.” Post offices, letter carriers, mailboxes, stamps, letters, and packages . . . all of these and more are part of our national shared experience. As a result, we continue to use these common, easily recognized icons in all we produce.

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