Erik Spiekermann

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Erik Spiekermann turns 72 on May 30—so we've assembled a modest showing of Dutch postage stamps by this award-winning German designer. How did a German come to design Dutch stamps? And isn't it unusual that more than one subject (in this case, more than one sport) would be featured on a single stamp? Learn more »

Hermann Zapf

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Hermann Zapf may have been the greatest type designer of the twentieth century, but he considered himself to be, primarily, a book designer. So, he was pretty good at his secondary pursuits. But what about tertiary pursuits such as designing postage stamps? Learn more »