Celebrating the Eames stamps


Photo: Eames Demetrios via flickr

We’re excited about the US Postal Service’s brand-new Charles and Ray Eames stamps, issued for the first time yesterday. You can order a sheet of 16 stamps, each with a different Eames design, and each with a face value of 42 cents, online from the USPS. Not sure if you can buy the equally groovy First Day of Issue rubber stamp pictured above, but it’s nice to know it exists.

Thanks to the Eames Office‘s Eames Demetrios, who tipped us to these stamps and took the photo above. Watch for Demetrios’ own TEDTalk, arriving later in 2008 — his work consists in equal parts of honoring the legacy of his grandparents and creating new art. While browsing Demetrios’ blogs for more news of his work, we came across a fascinating video that’s part of his online this seriously beautiful time-lapse film of the 1993 wildfire in Malibu and Topanga Canyon.