How an Idea Becomes a Stamp
The Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee {CSAC} meets several times a year to review the myriad suggestions received for stamp subjects. Some ideas come from Committee members themselves, and many others come from stamp collectors, postal officials, and the public at large. Once a subject has been approved, the Manager of Stamp Development assigns it to one of the six independent art directors who work with CSAC. The art director selects an artist whose style and technique will bring the subject to life. There is a real knack to capturing the essence of a subject at stamp size.
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