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Letter Art: Graphic Design for the Masses, the One-Horse Open Sleigh Stamp

Reveal

When I was much younger, I remember going with my grandmother to the Post Office. She took time to examine all the available stamps before choosing ones she liked. I wondered, and probably said, ‘Why bother? They’re just stamps.’ These days I find myself doing the same thing, opting for a moment of beauty in a mundane task. Which leads me to wonder about the artists who create stamps. Millions see their work; no one knows their name.

“The late Howard E. Paine was the art director. Artist Steve McCracken of Winchester, VA, created original art for the project.” Postal Service to Dedicate Christmas Carols Forever Stamps

Howard E. Paine
If anyone has information/links for artist Steve McCracken, please let me know. Steve McCracken Illustration, per comment below.
A Short Course on First Day Covers from the American First Day Cover Society, proving that there is an organization for everything. Although, given the number of horse associations to which I pay dues each year, I cannot cast the smallest pebble,

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

Letter Art, AlphaBooks: Z is for Zecora

My Little Pony: Welcome to the Everfree Forest
Olivia London
Little Brown 2014

Zis iz a cheat, but Z leavez me with no choize. Bought from BuySomeBooks via abe.com.

MLP:FIM on RS
Macho Dresses Up As Dr. Whooves
Milton Meets My Little Pony, Guest Post
Why I Am Pinkie Pie
Labels: A Gender Rant
A Plea for Hobby Tolerance
Feliz Cinco de Mayo
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This Year

[Y is for Young]
[X is for Xenophon]
[W is for Wodehouse]
[V is for von Tempski]
[U is for USDA]
[T is for Tewson]
[S is for Severin]
[R is for Rubin]
[Q is for Queen]
[P is for Pace]
[O is for O’Connor]
[N is for Newsum]
[M is for McKinley]
[L is for Lewis]
[K is for Krementz]
[J is for Journal]
[I is for Ipcar]
[H is for Hatch]
[G is for Gray]
[F is for Francis]
[E is for Endicott]
[D is for Doty]
[C is for Cooper]
[B is for Brown]
[A is for Anderson]

Past Years
[2016 Alphabet] [2015 Alphabet]

Project explanation [AlphaBooks 2017]. Open to recommendations for the remaining letters. Which books would you choose?

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

#bloglikecrazy

Letter Art, AlphaBooks: Y is for Young

Mister Ed and Me
by Alan Young with Bill Burt
St Martin’s 1994

Bought from Buyback Express via ABE.com.
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This Year

[X is for Xenophon]
[W is for Wodehouse]
[V is for von Tempski]
[U is for USDA]
[T is for Tewson]
[S is for Severin]
[R is for Rubin]
[Q is for Queen]
[P is for Pace]
[O is for O’Connor]
[N is for Newsum]
[M is for McKinley]
[L is for Lewis]
[K is for Krementz]
[J is for Journal]
[I is for Ipcar]
[H is for Hatch]
[G is for Gray]
[F is for Francis]
[E is for Endicott]
[D is for Doty]
[C is for Cooper]
[B is for Brown]
[A is for Anderson]

Past Years
[2016 Alphabet] [2015 Alphabet]

Project explanation [AlphaBooks 2017]. Open to recommendations for the remaining letters. Which books would you choose?

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

#bloglikecrazy

Letter Art, AlphaBooks: X is for Xenophon

“On The Art Of Horsemanship”
Xenophon Scripta Minora
Loeb Classical Library
Translated by E. C. Marchant
Harvard University Press 1968
pp 297-363

Xenophon, because what else I’m gonna do for X?
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This Year

[W is for Wodehouse]
[V is for von Tempski]
[U is for USDA]
[T is for Tewson]
[S is for Severin]
[R is for Rubin]
[Q is for Queen]
[P is for Pace]
[O is for O’Connor]
[N is for Newsum]
[M is for McKinley]
[L is for Lewis]
[K is for Krementz]
[J is for Journal]
[I is for Ipcar]
[H is for Hatch]
[G is for Gray]
[F is for Francis]
[E is for Endicott]
[D is for Doty]
[C is for Cooper]
[B is for Brown]
[A is for Anderson]

Past Years
[2016 Alphabet] [2015 Alphabet]

Project explanation [AlphaBooks 2017]. Open to recommendations for the remaining letters. Which books would you choose?

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

#bloglikecrazy

Letter Art, AlphaBooks: W is for Wodehouse

Aunts Aren’t Gentleman
P.G. Wodehouse
Barrie & Jenkins 1974, Penquin 1987

Although horse racing is integral to the plot, horses do not appear in the story. Less a horse book; more an excuse to read Wodehouse.

Found in Horse Stories: An Annotated Bibliography of Books for All Ages by Terri A. Wear [Scarecrow 1987]. Bought from Powell’s Books.

W Authors on RS
Waldo My Next Reading Assignment
Walker Guest Post: Art Imitates Life by Jennifer Walker
Wofford Cross-Fertilization
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This Year

[V is for von Tempski]
[U is for USDA]
[T is for Tewson]
[S is for Severin]
[R is for Rubin]
[Q is for Queen]
[P is for Pace]
[O is for O’Connor]
[N is for Newsum]
[M is for McKinley]
[L is for Lewis]
[K is for Krementz]
[J is for Journal]
[I is for Ipcar]
[H is for Hatch]
[G is for Gray]
[F is for Francis]
[E is for Endicott]
[D is for Doty]
[C is for Cooper]
[B is for Brown]
[A is for Anderson]

Past Years
[2016 Alphabet] [2015 Alphabet]

Project explanation [AlphaBooks 2017]. Open to recommendations for the remaining letters. Which books would you choose?

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

#bloglikecrazy

Letter Art, AlphaBooks: V is for von Tempski

Born In Paradise
Armine von Tempski
Duell, Sloan and Pearce 1940, Ox Bow 1985

Not one of her horse stories, but has horses in it. At least as far as I got. My reading has not kept up with the alphabet. Seems amusing if dated. “One of the favorite books of old Hawaii, … Von Tempski vividly depicts the lavish and wild pattern of island life in the early years of the twentieth century.” Hawaii for Visitors: The Complete Works of Armine von Tempski

Bought from Better World Books via abebooks.com, recommended by Robin Bledsoe, Bookseller.

V or T?
Googling said T (sites lost to time). Copyright page says V. I needed a V, not a T. V it is.

~~~
This Year

[U is for USDA]
[T is for Tewson]
[S is for Severin]
[R is for Rubin]
[Q is for Queen]
[P is for Pace]
[O is for O’Connor]
[N is for Newsum]
[M is for McKinley]
[L is for Lewis]
[K is for Krementz]
[J is for Journal]
[I is for Ipcar]
[H is for Hatch]
[G is for Gray]
[F is for Francis]
[E is for Endicott]
[D is for Doty]
[C is for Cooper]
[B is for Brown]
[A is for Anderson]

Past Years
[2016 Alphabet] [2015 Alphabet]

Project explanation [AlphaBooks 2017]. Open to recommendations for the remaining letters. Which books would you choose?

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

Letter Art, AlphaBooks: U is for USDA

Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Government Printing Office 1903

When this book came out, few cars, no antibiotics. Cars existed, Early American Automobiles: 1903 Models, but horses were still the way most of us got ourselves and our goods from point A to point B. Antibiotics would not be discovered for another 25 years, Nobelprize.org: Sir Alexander Fleming. Think about that the next time someone talks about how fast the world is changing today.

Bought from Crabtree’s Collection Old Books via abebooks.com, recommended by Robin Bledsoe, Bookseller.
~~~
This Year

[T is for Tewson]
[S is for Severin]
[R is for Rubin]
[Q is for Queen]
[P is for Pace]
[O is for O’Connor]
[N is for Newsum]
[M is for McKinley]
[L is for Lewis]
[K is for Krementz]
[J is for Journal]
[I is for Ipcar]
[H is for Hatch]
[G is for Gray]
[F is for Francis]
[E is for Endicott]
[D is for Doty]
[C is for Cooper]
[B is for Brown]
[A is for Anderson]

Past Years
[2016 Alphabet] [2015 Alphabet]

Project explanation [AlphaBooks 2017]. Open to recommendations for the remaining letters. Which books would you choose?

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott