The Postal Service will celebrate the many ways people appreciate the natural world when it releases its Enjoy the Great Outdoors stamps on Saturday, June 13.
The stamps depict five different scenes of various outdoor activities — building a sandcastle, hiking, cross-country skiing, canoeing and biking. The hand-sketched and painted designs are by artist Gregory Manchess, who uses light and shadow to evoke a sense of wonder about each landscape.
Surrounding the pane of 20 stamps is a painting showing trees and the bank of a body of water. The small figures of a canoe in the water and a man standing ashore holding an oar are visible at the top.
Derry Noyes, a USPS art director, designed the stamps, which will be available at Post Offices and usps.com.