Science and Technology

painting of Apollo and Soyuz with Earth in the background

From tiny transistors to the spacecraft that probe the outer reaches of our solar system, contributions to science and technology are a regular part of the U.S. stamp program. The illustrators who create these stamps succeed at the difficult task of inventing eye-pleasing designs from subjects that other artists might dismiss as cold and mechanical. These examples reveal one of the formulas for their success: To depict science in art, depict science as art.


Apollo and Soyuz: After Docking and Earth

Moon Landing

Progress in Electronics: Transistors and Printed Circuit Board

Space Exploration: Jupiter, Pioneer 11

Art of the Stamp