Pseudotsuga menziesii (Douglas-fir) concept stamp art
Illustrator: Stanley Galli
This developmental art focuses on the pinecones and needles of the Douglas-fir, an evergreen conifer species native to western North America. Concepts included a vertical orientation with a white skyline, horizontal cones and needles, and a green skyline. The final design retained the green and used a vertical orientation for the needles and pinecone.
Courtesy United States Postal Service, Postmaster General's Collection