Sunday, October 19, 2008

Thomas Blackshear II

Joe Louis (Illustration for post stamp), 1993, watercolor on Bristol board

For this first U.S. stamp to honor a professional boxer, Thomas Blackshear painted an engaging portrait that was later rendered into finely engraved lines. The final stamp also included bold lettering, which evoked the style of vintage boxing posters.

1 comment:

stonecrestcollectibles said...

Looking points are great, having good sound..!!


Thomas Blackshear