Moon Landing

two astronauts planting a US flag on the Moon

Artist: Chris Calle
Art director: Jack Williams
First day of issue: July 20, 1989

Acrylic, graphite, and colored pencil on paper on board

Chris Calle has made space-related subjects a regular part of his artistic career, a specialization that runs in the family. This 1989 stamp marked the 20th anniversary of the moon landing—an event that was first featured on a 1969 airmail stamp designed by Calle’s father, Paul.

Art of the Stamp