United States Postal Service  /  Love Forever Hearts

Part of the “Love” stamp series, this design plays on the meaning of “Forever” both as a signifier of long-lasting love but also as a representative of the denomination. Art direction and design: Antonio Alcalá, Design and lettering: Jessica Hische.

  • Forever Love Hearts stamp sheet.
  • Forever Love Hearts stamp.

United States Postal Service  /  Views of Our Planets

This sheet of stamps present eight images captured from recent space missions. Art direction and design: Antonio Alcalá.

  • Views of Our Planets stamp sheet.
  • Views of Our Planets: Jupiter stamp.

United States Postal Service  /  Waves of Color

This set of four high-denomination stamps are the first completely abstract designs issued by the USPS. Art Direction: Antonio Alcalá, Designer: Michael Dyer.

  • Set of the Waves of Color Stamps.
  • Five Dollar Waves of Color Stamp.

United States Postal Service  /  Emancipation Proclamation

Using a key phrase from the original document, this stamp commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Art Direction: Antonio Alcalá, Designer: Gail Anderson.

  • Emancipation Proclamation stamp sheet.
  • Emancipation Proclamation stamp.

United States Postal Service  /  Janis Joplin

The fourth design in the “Music Icons” series commemorates Janis Joplin with a psychedelic-era inspired stamp. Art direction and design: Antonio Alcalá, Stamp photo: David Gahr, Stamp lettering: Daniel Pelavin, Cover photo: Bruce Steinberg.

  • Musical Icons: Janis Joplin stamp sheet.
  • Musical Icons: Janis Joplin stamp.

United States Postal Service  /  The Total Solar Eclipse of the Sun

This is the first U.S. stamp issued featuring thermochromic ink. With the warmth of a touch, the dark circle of the eclipse turns clear to reveal the moon. Art direction and design: Antonio Alcalá, Stamp photo: Fred Espenak.

  • Total Solar Eclipse of the Sun stamp sheet.
  • Total Solar Eclipse of the Sun Stamp stamp sheet with the thermochromic ink activated.

United States Postal Service  /  Martín Ramírez

Virtually unknown during his lifetime, Martín Ramírez is recognized today as one of the great self-taught artists of the twentieth century. Art direction and design: Antonio Alcalá.

  • Martín Ramírez stamp sheet.
  • Martín Ramírez stamp.

United States Postal Service  /  Kaleidoscope Flowers

A flower-like design composed of geometric shapes, these stamps utilize different color palettes, creating a set of four. Art Direction: Antonio Alcalá, Designers: Nicole and Petra Kapitza.

  • Kaleidoscope Flowers stamp sheet.

United States Postal Service  /  Harvey Milk

A civil rights activist and one of the first openly gay elected officials in the U.S., Harvey Milk is commemorated in this stamp with a photo by Daniel Nicoletta.

  • Harvey Milk stamp sheet.
  • Harvey Milk stamp.

United States Postal Service  /  WPA Posters

These stamps celebrate posters of the Work Projects Administration, created during the Depression by the Poster Division of the WPA Federal Art Project. Art direction and design: Antonio Alcalá, Design: Maribel O. Gray, M.D.

  • WPA Posters stamps.
  • WPA Posters: The National Parks Preserve Wild Life stamp.

United States Postal Service  /  Quilled Paper Heart Love

Part of the “Love” stamp series, this design features quilled paper art. Art direction: Antonio Alcalá, Artwork: Yulia Brodskaya.

  • Quilled Paper Love stamp sheet.
  • Quilled Paper Love stamp.

United States Postal Service  /  Summer Harvest

These stamps highlighting popular summer foods evoke vintage produce advertising, including crate labels, seed packets, and catalogs. Art direction and design: Antonio Alcalá, Artwork and lettering by Michael Doret.

  • Summer Harvest stamp sheet.
  • Summer Harvest: Tomatoes stamp.

United States Postal Service  /  Geometric Snowflakes

Traditional snowflake structures are interpreted with contemporary renderings in a variety of colors. Art direction: Antonio Alcalá, Design: Leslie Badani.

  • Geometric Snowflakes stamp sheet.
  • Geometric Snowflakes stamp.

United States Postal Service  /  Star Trek

These four stamps commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the original television series with artwork of iconic elements from the show. Art direction and design: Antonio Alcalá, Design and illustrations: Heads of State.

  • Star Trek stamp sheet.
  • Star Trek: Teleporter stamp.

United States Postal Service  /  Delicioso!

Six stamps celebrate the influence of Central and South American, Mexican, and Caribbean foods and flavors on American cuisine. Art direction, design and lettering: Antonio Alcalá, Artwork: John Parra.

  • Delicioso! stamp sheet.
  • Delicioso!: Empanadas stamp.

Other projects completed for the United States Postal Service include:

  • 2018
    Illinois Statehood  /  Michael Konetzka (Designer)
  • 2017
    The Snowy Day  /  Ezra Jack Keats (Illustrator)
  • 2017
    Celebrating African American History and Culture
  • 2017
    Uncle Sam
  • 2016
    Patriotic Spirals  /  Polygraph (Designer)
  • 2016
    Classics Forever  /  Eric Madsen (Designer)
  • 2016
    Henry James  /  Kate Sammons (Illustrator)
  • 2016
    Repeal of the Stamp Act  /  Greg Harlin (Illustrator)
  • 2016
    Pickup Trucks  /  Chris Lyons (Illustrator)
  • 2016
    USA Nonprofit  /  Leslie Badani (Designer)
  • 2016
    World Stamp Show NY 2016  /  Michael Dyer (Designer)
  • 2015
    Charlie Brown Christmas  /  Charles Schulz (Illustrator)
  • 2015
    World Stamp Show NY 2016  /  Michael Dyer (Designer)
  • 2015
    Musical Icons: Elvis Presley  /  Leslie Badani (Designer)
  • 2015
    Medal of Honor: Vietnam War  /  Richard Frasier (Photographer)
  • 2015
    Patriotic Waves  /  Michael Dyer (Designer)
  • 2014
    Wilt Chamberlain  /  Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
  • 2014
    Medal of Honor: Korean War  /  Richard Frasier (Photographer)
  • 2014
    Musical Icons: Janis Joplin  /  Daniel Pelavin (Lettering)
  • 2014
    Cut Paper Heart (Love)  /  Q. Cassetti (Illustrator)
  • 2014
    Nevada Statehood  /  Ron Spears (Illustrator)
  • 2013
    Medal of Honor: World War II  /  Richard Frasier (Photographer)
  • 2013
    Kwanzaa  /  R. Gregory Christie (Illustrator)
  • 2013
    Inverted Jenny  /  Steven Noble (Illustrator)
  • 2013
    March on Washington  /  Gregory Manchess (Illustrator)
  • 2013
    Musical Icons: Lydia Mendoza  /  Neal Ashby and Patrick Donohue (Designer)
  • 2013
    Vintage Seed Packets
  • 2012
    Lady Bird Johnson
  • 2012
    José Ferrer  /  Daniel Adel (Illustrator)