Kansas City, Missouri— The U.S. Postal Service has issued two high value stamps celebrating the mathematical symmetry of flowers. The $2 and $5 Floral Geometry stamps are designed for parcels, large envelopes and other mailings. The stamps were issued today without ceremony.
The natural world is full of patterns and beauties of form that inspire artists. The art of floral geometry stamp began as an exploration of patterns found in nature – specifically the symmetry of flowers.
Stamp art features a series of overlapping geometric shapes – including circles, ovals and triangles – that reflect the symmetry of floral designs found in nature in their simplest forms. For these two stamps, the designs become more complex as the denominations increase. The watercolor backgrounds were painted by hand and then scanned; white geometric lines and typography were added digitally. The background of the $2 stamp is green and the background of the $5 stamp is purple. The stamps have been printed with an aluminum treatment which adds an elegant glow.
The $2 Floral Geometry stamp will be issued in panels of 10 stamps, and the $5 Floral Geometry stamp will be issued in panels of four.