Northern Virginia Community College  /  American Stories, American Stamps

Designed by Studio A and Journey Group, the exhibition features stamps by USPS art directors Antonio Alcalá, Greg Breeding, Ethel Kessler, and Derry Noyes. From popular entertainers to historic events, and from scientific achievements to nature’s beauty, the exhibition presents the role of stamp design in reflecting American stories.

  • Murals on the outward-facing side of three walls with vinyl title treatments applied to exterior windows.
  • Introduction panel and Part One highlighting Art, Sports, and Literature stamp subjects.
  • Part Two panels highlighting History, Nature, and Entertainment stamp subjects.
  • A visitor walking through the exhibit.
  • The exhibition included stamp designs created by NOVA Community College students, responding to the prompt What’s your American story?
  • Visitors viewing the student stamp designs.
  • A visitor reading Part Three panels highlighting Holiday, Science, and Social Awareness stamp subjects.
  • Detail of an interpretive panel.
  • Part Four panels highlighting Patriotic, Kids, and Diversity stamp subjects.
  • Murals on the outward-facing side of three walls with vinyl title treatments applied to exterior windows when viewed at night.