Love (1973)

painting of the four letters L, O, V, and E

Artist: Robert Indiana
Art director: Stevan Dohanos
First day of issue: January 26, 1973

Color-aid collage on board

This famous design by pop artist Robert Indiana graced the first Love stamp in 1973. The American public embraced it, and more than 300 million stamps were printed. Created in the 1960s, Indiana’s design has become a cultural icon, and visitors to Philadelphia can even enjoy it in sculpture form.

Art of the Stamp