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New stamps feature skateboard art

The Art of the Skateboard stamps combine modern graffiti with ancient iconography.

The Postal Service will release its Art of the Skateboard stamps on March 24.

The bold designs on these four stamps capture skateboarding’s excitement while reflecting the diversity and influences of the artists themselves. The designs incorporate both ancient iconography and modern graffiti.

The first skateboards mimicked surfboards. They were simple in design and might have featured a brand-name decal or stenciled racing stripes for embellishment. Now the artwork on a skateboard deck is often as individual and bold as a skater’s breathtaking moves.

Antonio Alcalá, an art director for USPS, designed the stamps using artwork by:

• Crystal Worl, an Alaskan artist whose design expresses her Indigenous heritage;

• William James Taylor Jr., whose work is influenced by pop art, comic books, cartoons and graffiti;

• MasPaz (Federico Frum), a Colombian-born, American-raised muralist; and

• Di’Orr Greenwood, whose design highlights her Navajo culture.

The Forever stamps will be available at Post Offices and